Nationwide protest for abortion rights in USA

Numerous people have gathered in the US capital Washington and other cities in the country to demonstrate for abortion rights. Several thousand people gathered on the National Mall promenade in Washington today at noon (local time). They then wanted to go to the country’s Supreme Court.

Demonstration in Washington

Reuters/Amira Karaoud

There were also protests in other cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago and New York. Hundreds of demonstrations were announced across the country. Several organizations had called for people to take to the streets.

There is no federal law in the United States that allows or prohibits abortion. However, abortions are permitted at least until the fetus is viable. The basis for this is a ruling by the US Supreme Court in 1973.

At the beginning of May, the magazine “Politico” published a draft of the reasoning of the Supreme Court. It shows that the US Supreme Court is about to overturn this liberal abortion law in the USA. In the absence of federal legislation, the states would have jurisdiction. Numerous conservative-governed states want to largely ban abortion.

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