Thousands and thousands of girls in the USA are dropping the constitutional proper to abortion, after the Supreme Court docket overturned its landmark Roe v Wade ruling of fifty years in the past, which gave ladies the suitable to a termination.
It implies that ladies throughout the US not have the suitable to abortion assured by the structure and particular person states are entitled to ban the process.
Bans in particular person states started instantly after the brand new Supreme Court docket ruling. 13 states had already handed so-called set off legal guidelines to mechanically herald a ban.
The ruling has delighted opponents of abortion and enraged pro-choice campaigners who’ve vowed to revive US abortion rights. President Joe Biden described it as “a tragic error”.
Reeta Chakrabarti presents BBC Information at Ten reporting by Sarah Smith in Washington and Sophie Lengthy in Arkansas.
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