The scrapping of the national right to abortion is ‘a tragic mistake’. US President Joe Biden said this in response to the US Supreme Court’s overturning of the nation’s right to abortion.
American states can now decide for themselves how they regulate abortion . Biden said “women’s health and lives are at risk as a result” and that this is happening in the name of an “extreme ideology.” He added that the court has stripped off a constitutional right that is “fundamental” to many Americans.
President Biden delivers remarks on the Supreme Court decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization to overturn Roe v. Wade. https://t.co/nUiI79bxrE
— President Biden (@POTUS) June 24, 2022
The president also said that women who live in states that prohibit abortion can always go to states that allow abortion. Biden also made an appeal to American voters. He said that in mid-term elections in November, they will be able to elect representatives of the people who stand up for the right to abortion.
During that midterm ballot, all 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 34 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate are contested.
Former President Donald Trump praises the Supreme Court decision. “This is in accordance with the Constitution and rights are being returned when they should have been returned much earlier. This puts it back in the states where it has always belonged. God has made the decision,” he told Fox News.
According to Trump, people who are pro-abortion will eventually be able to live with this decision. “I think eventually this is something that will work for everyone.”
There is also an international response. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson calls it a ‘big step backwards’. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of World Health Organization WHO: “I am very disappointed because women’s rights must be protected. And I expected that America would protect such rights.”
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks of ‘horrific news’. French President Emmanuel Macron said the court’s decision was “troubleshooting women’s freedoms.”