The U.S. Supreme Court’s legal rollback has shaken all sectors

The United States Supreme Court has overturned the landmark ruling – Roe vs. Wade-, which recognized abortion as a constitutional right in 1973. As a result of this decision, half of North American states are expected to ban or severely restrict access to law with the power to make their own laws about the termination of pregnancy.

At press time, there are already seven states that have announced measures to ban abortion in their jurisdictions, and seven more states have announced that they will do so in the next 30 days. On the contrary, the state of California, in the words of Governor Gavin Newson, declared that it would not give up and would defend women’s rights. Peers in Oregon and Washington also follow this line. The Supreme Court announcement also prompted Joe Biden to express: “It’s a sad day for the Court and for the country, and with this decision the history of the United States goes back 150 years.”

Obviously, Trump celebrated. The former president is partly responsible for what happened, as are other former Republican leaders – the Bush father and son -. The current President of the North American Congress, Nancy Pelosi, reaffirmed this: “The Republican-controlled Supreme Court has achieved the dark and radical goal of the Republican Party of taking away the right of women to make their own decisions about reproductive health . . . “

Presidential votes. The decision repealing a constitutional right that – in addition – in favor of illegal and clandestine acts of abortion has unleashed a wave of criticism from political figures, human rights organizations, and popular and international celebrities.

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Canadian President Justin Trudeau wrote on Twitter: “The news coming out of the United States is horrific. My heart goes out to the millions of American women who are on the verge of losing their legal right to abortion. I can’t imagine the fear and anger you feel right now. No government, politician or man should He tells women what they can and cannot do with their body. I want women in Canada to know that we will always stand up for their right to choose.”

For his part, Emmanuel Macron published: “Abortion is a fundamental right of all women. It must be protected. I would like to express my solidarity with women whose freedoms are being undermined by the Supreme Court of the United States.” He has already declared that so that France does not retreat like a northern country, he will seek to ensure that the right to abortion remains in the French constitution. “I’ve always believed in a woman’s right to choose, I support that view and that’s why the UK has the laws it has,” said Boris Johnson.

And Hollywood too. Some faces with millions of followers, a lot of stage and the red carpet have also spoken. Selena Gomez said, “Seeing how a constitutional right is stripped is horrific. A woman should have the right to choose what she wants to do with her body. End of the story.” An anti-Trump activist like Taylor Swift hasn’t been silent and shared the text Michelle Obama wrote against the right to take away abortion, adding, “I’m absolutely horrified that here, after so many decades of fighting for women’s rights over their bodies, today’s decision took it from us.” Kim Kardashian was on this line, that is, he retweeted Michelle’s text and added: “In the United States, guns have more rights than women.”

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For her part, Ellen DeGeneres wrote: “Throughout history, women have not been trusted. They don’t vote, they don’t decide who to marry, and now they don’t make their own decisions about their own bodies. But we won’t let this continue and we’ll get the rights we deserve.” Actress Viola Davis added, “Now more than ever we have to use our voice and our power! We are people.” Singers Cardi B, Cyndi Lauper, or actresses like Bette Midler and Ariana de Boss, were among others who showed their disapproval.

Similarly, companies like Disney, Netflix, Paramount, Sony and Comcast have announced that they will cover the travel expenses of those employees who have to travel to have an abortion.

NBA alert. From the strong sports sector, they also said they were present for the protest. And it sparked a joint statement from the Men’s (NBA) and Women’s (WNBA) Basketball Association. “The NBA and the NBA believe that women should be able to make their own decisions about their health and future, and we believe that freedom should be protected,” said Adam Silver and Cathy Engelbert, president of both leagues. “We will continue to advocate for gender equality and health, including ensuring that our employees have access to reproductive health care, regardless of their location.”

NBA star and Los Angeles Lakers leader, LeBron James, tweeted that the Supreme Court’s decision is based entirely on power and control. And Megan Rapinoe, an American women’s football icon and activist, was blunt: “We live in a country that is always trying to take away what you have (…) and this will completely exacerbate many existing inequalities, the right to freedom and the pursuit of happiness. Cruelty is The key, this isn’t pro-life, it’s sad and cruel.”

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Amid the entire panorama of social division, Stephen King’s sarcasm sums up this “achievement” of the United States: “This is the best Supreme Court the nineteenth century has produced.”

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