Roe v. Wade: What the Supreme Court’s Decision Means for the US

The Roe v. Wade decision by the Supreme Court in 1973 said that women who were pregnant had the right to an abortion during the first three months of their pregnancies but that limits and prohibitions could be put in place during the second and third trimesters. The new abortion law means the last 50 years of growing women’s rights have been abolished and stopped within the last few days.

The court has now overruled that earlier decision, thereby allowing states to outlaw abortions before 12 weeks. Although individual states will now have the power to determine whether and how to permit abortions, the practice will not be automatically banned in the US. The six members of the supreme court have shown the women of America that their voices no longer matter.

The president’s only address to the cause was telling people: “We must elect more senators and representatives who will codify a woman’s right to choose in federal law once again; elect more state leaders to protect this right at the local level.”

He is undermining himself because he already let this happen under his power. He has shown how powerless he is. Despite the fact that abortion is a controversial subject in the US right now on many levels, a recent Pew survey indicated that 61 percent of respondents believe it should always be allowed. Meanwhile, only 37 percent say it should be illegal. More than 20 states are working to restrict access to abortion. Some states want to outlaw abortion at the moment of conception, while others are putting restrictions in place at six weeks or later.

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