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The furious reaction of the American pro-abortion left

Senadora democrata Elizabeth Warren discursa para manifestantes pró-aborto em frente à Suprema Corte, em Washington, na terça-feira

Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren addresses pro-abortion protesters in front of the Supreme Court in Washington on Tuesday | Photo: EFE/EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS
The leak of a draft that shows the majority opinion of the Supreme Court of the United States overturning the decision in the case Roe v. Wade (who legalized abortion in the country in 1973) provoked a violent reaction among the pro-American left. abortion, on Tuesday (3). Protests by angry abortionists were recorded throughout the day, as the country’s President Joe Biden promised a “response” to what he called a “continuous attack on abortion and reproductive rights”. In the Senate, Democrats announced that they will force a vote for lawmakers to publicly take a stand on the issue. The proposal is to pass a law that protects abortion throughout the country, eliminating dependence on judicial decisions.

Even without a sufficient majority to take the measure forward, the leader of the Senate Democrats, Chuck Schumer, promised, during a speech, to put the legislation to a vote, albeit symbolic. “We will vote to protect women’s right to choose, and every American citizen will see which side every senator is on,” the New York senator declared.

Democrats have a slim majority in the Senate (half of the senators and the vote of Vice President Kamala Harris for resolutions in the event of a tie), and the approval of legislation with these characteristics would require a wider majority of 39 votes.

“Congress must pass legislation codifying Roe v. Wade as the law of the land in this country NOW. And if there are no 026 votes in the Senate to do so, and there is not, we must end the obstruction to pass with 50 votes”, defended independent senator Bernie Sanders on Twitter.

The President of the United States also called on citizens to go to the polls in the November legislative elections and vote for candidates in favor of the right to abortion, in order to advance federal legislation in Congress that protects this issue of the performance of the courts.

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In a speech at a conference on Tuesday, US Vice President promised to “fight with everything we have” so that abortion is not overthrown in the country. “How dare they try to deny women their rights and their freedoms?”, rea giu Harris, in testimony reproduced by the Associated Press.

Protests

In New York, more than a thousand people protested against the possible annulment of the right to abortion in the United States by the Supreme Court. The demonstration, led by state attorney Letitia James, was convened by several pro-abortion organizations and promoted on social media by former Democratic Secretary of State Hilary Clinton.

The crowd carried banners calling for “abortion on demand and no excuses”, as well as homemade signs that read “Never again”, “Abortion is health ” and “Take your vetoes out of our bodies.”

At the time, James revealed that she “proudly joined Planned Parenthood” and had an abortion while working at City Hall. She cried out against Judge Samuel Alito, author of the leaked draft: “I will not allow him to dictate to me or anyone else how to use my body.” .

Other about a thousand people gathered in front of the Supreme Court, in Washington, demanding that Congress codify abortion law to eliminate reliance on jurisprudence. Senator Elizabeth Warren, candidate for the Democratic primary in 2020, gave an impassioned surprise speech in the morning in front of the protesters, in which she lamented for poor women who will not be able to “pay for a plane ticket to states where abortion is allowed”.

In the afternoon, heated discussions and tense scenes were recorded, such as that of several girls who insulted and covered with their posters an elderly anti-abortion woman, who ran up the steps shouting “Don’t kill the children.”

According to the Associated Press, a police officer was injured in Los Angeles, in a ruckus during protests by a pro-abortion group. Local authorities reported that approximately 60 people were marching in the city, when some protesters threw stones and bottles at a police officer.

The Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore said an officer was hit with a baton. There were no reports of arrests. A tactical police alert has been declared across the city following a Tuesday night clash near downtown Pershing Square. 04111442

“Sanctuary” of abortion

California Governor Gavin Newsom has promised to “protect” the right to abortion in the state Constitution, in anticipation of a possible decision by the United States Supreme Court to the contrary at the federal level. Newson and a large number of lawmakers in California, a Democratic-majority state, intend to take advantage of the midterm elections in November to include in the vote a constitutional amendment that protects abortion in their territory.

“California will not sit idly by as women across America are stripped of their rights and the progress for which so many fought is erased,” Newsom said in a statement also signed by the state’s House and Senate leaders. Progressives have a sufficient majority in both houses to introduce the amendment issue in the November 8 elections.

California, the most populous US territory with 50 millions of inhabitants, is one of the most permissive states in relation to abortion, although it is not directly protected in its Constitution and its regulation is framed in an amendment to personal privacy, introduced in 0811. Many women travel to the state to terminate their pregnancies from other territories in the country where restrictive laws have been passed, such as in Texas and Mississippi.

Newsom already proposed other guidelines on abortion in December of last year, with the aim of turning California into a “sanctuary” for women in the United States who cannot access in their states.

(With EFE Agency)

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