White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki, At the daily press conference he held, he evaluated the preparations of the Supreme Court to overturn the nearly 50-year-old decision that constitutionally guaranteed the right to abortion and the discussions on this issue.
Pointing out that many Republican figures in the country have taken anti-abortion stances, Psaki said, “We are at serious risk. Many people talk about taking away women’s right to vote.” commented.
Noting the efforts of the Democrats to enact the resolution that recognizes abortion as a “constitutional right,” Psaki said, “If Congress approves this law, President Joe Biden will also.” said.
Supreme Court prepares to repeal the law protecting the right to abortion
In the draft decision published by the American Politico news website on May 2, in the draft opinion written by Judge Samuel Alito, one of the conservative judges of the court, the decision known as the 1973 “Roe-Wade decision” and which forms the basis for abortion to be a constitutional right in the USA is clearly wrong. stated and should be removed.
The leaked draft opinion says the Roe-Wade decision is “clearly wrong”, “extremely weak in reason” and has “detrimental social consequences”. The text in question also states that “the right to abortion has no rooted place in the history and traditions of the country”.
While the court was expected to announce the abortion opinion in question at the beginning of July, the document leaked to the press had wide repercussions in the US media and especially the liberal sector reacted.
Democrats, especially US President Joe Biden and Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, reacted harshly to the draft, while Republicans argue that each state should decide on this issue instead of guaranteeing abortion throughout the country.
It is known that 3 judges in the 9-member Supreme Court have liberal tendencies and 6 judges have conservative tendencies.
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