A leak revealed by the news site Politics revealed this Monday, May 2: The US Supreme Court plans to overturn the landmark ruling legalizing voluntary termination of pregnancy (IVG). Thus, the highest judicial body in the United States plans to release any state to ban or allow abortion. The next day, California heralded the general mobilization to protect this fundamental right on its territory.
Abortion: a fifty-year-old fundamental right
The stop ” Roe vs Wade has allowed abortion in the United States since 1973. The U.S. Supreme Court would have intended to quash it on the grounds, we learn France newsthat it would be baseless from the start This position would be taken by a majority of Supreme Court justices, six of the nine justices of whom are conservatives. If such a decision were made, it is highly likely that half of the states will have abortions on their territory immediately. A project against which the Biden administration would have little leeway.
The State of California Mobilizes
Such a return to women’s rights achievements is unimaginable for Californians. California Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom responded quickly:
“Our daughters, sisters, mothers and grandmothers will not be silenced. The world is about to hear their wrath. California will not stand idly by. We will fight like devils. †
Gavin Newsom on Twitter
If multiple laws already guarantee the right to abortion on California soil, International mail tells us that the governor wants to go even further: he announced a symbolic project of ” amendment to enshrine the right to choose in our state constitution A way to make all women living in other states understand that they are welcome in California to have an abortion.
The Mar Monte branch of the organization Planned Parenthoodcovering Northern California and neighboring Nevada, expects to receive between 200 and 250 additional patients per week as “ Roe vs Wade was cancelled. The opening of a new abortion center around Reno airport is already planned to facilitate the arrival of women from afar.
The last word for California Senate interim president Toni Atkins: that “California remains a beacon of hope” in light of these neighbors’ retrograde policies.