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US Where is the right to abortion in the United States?

07:50  08 august  2022
07:50  08 august  2022 Source:   rfi.fr

Abortion foes downplay complex post-Roe v. Wade realities

  Abortion foes downplay complex post-Roe v. Wade realities WASHINGTON (AP) — When a 10-year-old Ohio girl traveled to Indiana last month to end a pregnancy allegedly forced onto her by a rapist, several conservative politicians and TV pundits called the report a hoax. After horrific details confirmed the case was real, some tried a new tact: claiming, without evidence, that the child could have still legally obtained an abortion in Ohio under a near-total abortion ban that exempts only mothers whose lives or major bodily functions are at risk once fetal cardiac activity is detected.

«L'avortement est un service de santé» : rassemblement pro-IVG devant la Cour suprême des États-Unis à Washington, le 2 décembre 2021. © AP-Andrew Harnik "Abortion is a health service": pro-IVG rally before the United States Supreme Court in Washington, December 2, 2021.

since the Supreme Court canceled on June 23 The ROE vs Wade judgment, each state is positioned in relation to abortion. Small overview of the situation in the country on this issue.

From this Monday in Arkansas, the local parliament is brought together in a special session. Some deputies could try to go even further than their already extremely restrictive law, preventing the inhabitants from going to abort in other states. Last Friday, Indiana was the first state to vote for the ban on abortion since the decision of the Supreme Court a month and a half ago.

Abortion foes downplay complex post-Roe vs. Wade realities

  Abortion foes downplay complex post-Roe vs. Wade realities In televised statements and interviews, anti-abortion advocates have downplayed the fallout from restrictive abortion laws.After horrific details confirmed the case was real, some tried a new tack: claiming, without evidence, that the child could have still legally obtained an abortion in Ohio under a near-total abortion ban that exempts only mothers whose lives or major bodily functions are at risk once fetal cardiac activity is detected.


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The parliamentarians of Nebraska and South Caroline should also summon this summer of special sessions, to vote the total or quasi -total prohibitions of abortion as quickly as possible. Special session also in Illinois, but for this Democratic State it is a question of protecting abortion, as New York and Wisconsin have already done. Other progressive states should request the advice of their population by organizing referendums.

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since the end of June, a dozen states have banned abortion. Ultimately, it should be almost impossible to abort in half of the 50 American states, especially in the southern and the very religious center; But last week, the surprise came from Kansas, a conservative state, the majority of which voted for the protection of the right to abort.

"Vote, vote, vote", had also urged President Joe Biden, asking the Americans to give him a large parliamentary majority in November, in the mid-term elections: "the fastest path" according to him to restore the right to abortion. For the moment, the president has signed a limited decree of access to abortion in the country, and his government has filed a complaint against a law prohibiting abortion in Idaho.

Some abortion clinics suffer financial strain amid state bans .
Many clinics must stop providing abortions or move. Either choice is costly. The nonprofit Women's Health Center of West Virginia, located in Charleston, faced the immediate risk of prosecution under a state abortion ban from 1882, so Quinonez and a coworker made 60 calls to patients canceling procedures scheduled for the ensuing three weeks, said Quinonez.

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