How The U.S. Would Compare To Other Countries If Roe Is Overturned
Friday morning the Supreme Court released their ruling in the case Dobbs v. Jackson making the right to an abortion unconstitutional thus reversing the decision in the landmark case Roe v. Wade (1972).
Immediately people took to social media to express their outrage over the decision which will likely impact the future of women's healthcare.
\u201cAbortion, which is lifesaving in cases of miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, etc, will now be illegal in many states & even criminal in some & women will die as a result of this decision. So don't tell me you're pro-life.\u201d
"Most Americans believe the decision to have a child is one of the most sacred decisions there is, and that such decisions should remain between patients and their doctors. Today’s Supreme Court opinion will live in infamy as a step backward for women's rights and human rights," Hillary Clinton wrote on Twitter.
"Overturning Roe and outlawing abortions will never make them go away. It only makes them more dangerous, especially for the poor + marginalized. People will die because of this decision. And we will never stop until abortion rights are restored in the United States of America," Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.
\u201cThe overturning of Roe V. Wade is a bodily autonomy issue, a human rights issue, a racial justice issue, an economic issue, and an environmental justice issue. \n\nEveryone is impacted by this, and we should all fight accordingly. #RoeVWade #Dobbs\u201d
\u201cToday, the Supreme Court not only reversed nearly 50 years of precedent, it relegated the most intensely personal decision someone can make to the whims of politicians and ideologues\u2014attacking the essential freedoms of millions of Americans.\u201d
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris released a plan to combat maternal mortality and morbidity.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama released a statement saying she was "heartbroken" but encouraged people to use the outrage as fuel to fight for women's rights.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams tweeted welcoming those seeking abortions to New York.
\u201cTo all New Yorkers: you still have access safe, legal abortions here in New York City.\n\nTo those seeking abortions around the country: you are welcome here. \n\nFind more information on providers, support, and additional resources available: https://t.co/1jloa0xxXK\u201d