Barely 15 minutes after the US Supreme Court overturned abortion laws, the state… Missouri It is known to ban abortion. It followed a few hours later Utah† Republican Senator Daniel MacKay emphasized that it would also be wrong for women to have abortions in neighboring countries.
also Ohio It has already imposed a ban on abortion “from the first detectable heartbeat of the fetus”. The law has been on the shelf since 2019. The US Supreme Court decision ensured that the law must be effectively complied with.
the state Arkansas I immediately called the two state abortion centers yesterday: They are no longer allowed to perform abortions unless the mother’s life is in danger.
also in Kentucky† Louisiana† Oklahoma† South Dakota And the Wisconsin Abortion will only be possible in “medical emergencies”.
in Alabama Abortion was illegal even before the Supreme Court decision. also in West Virginia He was already banned from having abortions. However, there was one abortion clinic. It was closed yesterday because it is no longer protected under the US Constitution.
in Arizona And the Texas In the meantime, the provision of abortions has been temporarily stopped.
Meanwhile, a number of liberal American states announced their intention to protect abortion rights. Rulers, among others, California† Oregon† Washington† Massachusetts† New Jersey And the New York He mentioned it. “We will always be a safe haven for anyone across the country who needs abortion treatment. You have my say,” New York Governor Kathy Hochhol wrote.
Demonstrations have already taken place in several places in the United States against the abolition of the federal right to abortion. Hundreds of protesters stormed the Arizona State Capitol on Friday night in Phoenix, local media reported, causing havoc. The deputies had to flee briefly to the basement, but were able to return to their seats after the police used tear gas to disperse the demonstrators.
In a Washington suburb, about 20 protesters raided the home of one of the nine senior justices, Clarence Thomas, one of the five justices in favor of repealing the national right to abortion. In New York, according to local media, about 17,000 people demonstrated in Manhattan against the Supreme Court’s ruling. Riots erupted and 25 demonstrators were arrested.
Protests began in several cities shortly after the court announced its ruling on Friday outside the Supreme Court building in Washington, DC. However, the contents of the ruling were known for some time through the diversion. In Los Angeles, protesters blocked a highway, but police raised the barrier. Officers clashed with protesters in the city center.