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US Supreme Court overturns controversial abortion rights

Abortion rights supporters demonstrate outside the United States Supreme Court as the court rules in the Dobbs v Women’s Health Organization abortion case, overturning the landmark Roe v Wade abortion decision, in Washington, June 24, 2022. (Photo by Reuters)

The US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn abortion rights has brought to the fore the rift between the two major political parties and their supporters in the United States.

The Supreme Court on Friday overturned a landmark 1973 ruling, the Roe versus Wade decision, that recognized a woman’s constitutional right to seek an abortion.

Now, abortion rights will be determined by states and states are able to pass laws that prohibit the procedure.

The decision marked a victory for the Republicans and Christian Conservatives.

It was a culmination of the decades-long effort on the part of critics of abortion seeking to return more power to the states.

The new ruling has also prompted protests for and against abortion rights.

Democrats, however, condemned the ruling as an infringement of women's rights.

US President Joe Biden said his administration will protect the "bedrock right" of women to travel from states that ban abortion to those that allow it, also pledging to protect women's access to medications.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned that the Supreme Court's decision would pave the way for extremism by the Republicans.

Pelosi said the decision has fulfilled a dark goal of the Republican Party.

Former US President Donald Trump, a Republican, appointed three Conservative justices to the Supreme Court when he was in office, establishing a solid six-member conservative majority.

Republicans cheered the Supreme Court's decision while accusing the “radical left” of "bullying” the US court judges.

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