August 15, 2022

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Supreme Court: US Supreme Court overturns abortion law

As of: 06/24/2022 4:42 p.m.

For nearly 50 years, abortion rights in the United States have been vested in the federal government. Now the Supreme Court has overturned it – and the laws of individual states apply again.

The U.S. Supreme Court overturned the country’s abortion law. The Supreme Court said six of the nine judges voted in favor.

They decided against a 50-year historic end. In 1973, Rowe V. Wade allows abortions across the United States, where a fetus is possible, approximately 24 weeks gestation.

The Row vs. Wade Judgment

In a major “Row versus Wade” judgment of January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that state laws prohibiting abortion violated the U.S. Constitution. Since then, abortion has been almost unlimited in most American states.

This goes to the nickname “Jane Rowe” ​​chosen to protect the plaintiff. The state of Texas was represented by then-Dallas County District Attorney Henry Wade. “Row versus Wade” was one of the most socially controversial decisions in the history of the Supreme Court, characterized by a liberal majority of judges at the time.

State laws apply

With the new ruling, the decision on abortion rights is now up to the individual states. In many conservative states, such as Texas, Oklahoma and South Dakota, there are already laws strictly restricting abortions. They are now valid after the uniform regulation does not apply. Other states want to follow suit.

The conservative majority of judges voted in favor of the verdict. The American daily “Politico” had already published a draft of the judgment written by Judge Samuel Alito in early May. The release sparked protests across the country. According to opinion polls, the majority in the United States support federal rule.

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The democratic bill failed

Following the release of the draft ruling, US President Joe Biden said in a written statement that she supported the right of women to make their own decisions. If the Supreme Court repeals the law that has been in force so far, this right must be legislated by Congress. Biden said he would be happy to sign such a law.

Shortly afterwards, Democrats introduced a bill for the right to abortion in the US Senate. However, this failed.