US Women Protest Against Anti-Abortion Law Has IntensifiedDaniel McCarthy (Author) Published Date : Jun 28, 2022 09:41 IST
Protests against the US anti-abortion law have been intensifying in the United States for the past two days.
People in many states are protesting against the US Supreme Court ruling. In the 1973 case of Roe v. Wade., the US Supreme Court passed a rule that pregnant women have the right to abortion under the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution. Subsequently, various debates arose, including how many weeks to allow an abortion.
In this case, the Mississippi State Government enacted legislation in 2018 to prohibit abortion. Thus abortion cannot be performed after 15 weeks. The United States district court, which heard the case against the law, passed a rule that the provincial law was valid.
This was appealed to the US Supreme Court. Plaintiffs argued that the Mississippi State Act was contrary to the judgment of the Supreme Court in the Roe v. Wade case. Following the hearing, the Supreme Court yesterday ruled in favour of Mississippi state law.
Following this, abortion laws were immediately introduced in the United States in 8 states. The protest of women in the United States against this has intensified. Riot control agents (Tear gas) were fired at protesters in Phoenix and Arizona.
A 19-year-old student said, "The verdict of the Supreme Court is definitely not acceptable. It is not appropriate to force women to be mothers. This is a war waged on women. "
The 57-year-old woman said, "They opposed the LPGPT. Have now come to women. These must be stopped."
President Joe Biden has called on the American people to elect politicians who will defend abortion rights in the provinces and among themselves, saying the Supreme Court's decision is not final.
US Women Protest Against Anti-Abortion Law Has Intensified