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US Supreme Court upheld abortion rights: 10 facts



About 25 out of 50 states in the US are expected to ban abortions immediately.


  1. The court overturned the landmark 1973 “Roe v Weed” ruling, which ensured a woman’s right to an abortion, and said individual states could allow or restrict the procedure themselves.
  2. The court rejected the legal argument in Roe v. Wade that women had the right to an abortion based on the constitutional right to privacy over their bodies.
  3. Hundreds of people, some shedding tears of joy and some crying in sorrow, gathered outside the Supreme Court, where security was tightened ahead of the verdict.
  4. About 25 out of 50 states in the US are expected to ban abortions immediately.
  5. Following the Supreme Court’s decision, Missouri became the first US state to ban abortion.
  6. Thirteen states, mostly in the country’s conservative and more religious south, have adopted so-called “trigger” laws in recent years to allow decisions to come into force virtually automatically.
  7. US President Joe Biden will address the nation at 10 pm IST on Friday night on the Supreme Court’s decision. The White House said Biden, who has vowed to fight to protect access to abortion, would comment on the ruling, which angered his Democratic Party colleagues.
  8. Planned Parenthood, the leading abortion provider in the United States, vowed to abide by its decision to “never stop fighting” for those in need.
  9. Former US President Barack Obama on Friday called the Supreme Court’s decision to end abortion rights in the United States as an attack on “essential freedoms”.
  10. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday called the US Supreme Court’s decision to end the federal right to abortion “a big step back”. He said, “I think it’s a big step backwards. I’ve always believed in a woman’s right to choose and I stick to that point of view, and that’s why the UK has laws about what she does.” Is.”