Abortion, which is one of the controversial issues in the USA, came to the fore again with the leak of the draft that the Supreme Court would cancel the Roe-Wade decision of 1973, which protected the right to abortion throughout the country.

US President Joe Biden also made the following statement regarding the vote: “Once again, fundamental rights were threatened in the Supreme Court, while Republicans in the Senate blocked the passage of the Women’s Health Protection Bill. This goes against the will of the majority of the American people.”

States will be allowed to ban abortion The vote in the Senate took place after a draft document emerged that expressed the view of overturning the court’s decision, which formed the legal basis for the right to abortion in the country. The document claims that the court will not recognize the ROE decision granting women the right to legal abortion.

WHAT IS THE ROE-WADE DECISION?

In 2019, it was recorded that 630,000 abortions were performed in the USA. This data shows that there is an 18 percent decrease compared to 2010. In early 2020, 50 percent of abortions were women in their 20s.

 

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