The Supreme Court overturned a 50-year-old ruling that legalised abortion in the U.S. The decision passed with a 6-3 vote. Individual states are now able to ban the procedure. Millions of women will be affected. Outside the Supreme Court, demonstrators from both sides had gathered before the judgement came. After, a lot of people protested. Previously the ruling gave American women an absolute right to an abortion in the first three months (trimester) of pregnancy, but allowed for restrictions in the second trimester and for prohibitions in the third. The conservative-majority court effectively ended the constitutional right to an abortion. Political battles that can divide the nation are possible. “It’s a sad day for the court and for the country,” President Biden said in his first remarks. Biden warned that the Supreme Court’s decision will jeopardize the health of women, allow for doctors to be tried for helping with women’s health and force women who are raped or involved in incest to have a child. He’s called the decision “a tragic error.” He noted that it’s not something he can do as president. He urged Congress to put legislation in the works to restore abortion right.
Biden noted that the Supreme Court’s decision does not keep women from going from states in which abortion is banned to ones where it’s legal to get their health care. Protests are scheduled over the country. On the other part, anti-abortion militant celebrated Court’s decision. „Life wins ! Glory to God,” on Friday morning, Colorado Representative Lauren Boebert posted on Twitter and many others have the same thoughts.