The decision of the US Supreme Court to abolish the constitutional guarantees of the right to abortion is contrary to the protection of women’s rights. This was stated by the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
“I am very disappointed because women’s rights must be protected. I expected America to defend such rights,” the head of the WHO said.
Previously, there was a ruling in the case of Roe v. Wade, according to which the federal authorities guarantee the rights regarding abortion. Going forward, the right to abortion will be determined by the states unless Congress takes action. Activists are outraged by the decision, as nearly half of the states have passed or will pass laws banning abortion, while others have adopted strict measures to regulate the procedure.
In 1973, the US Supreme Court ruled that the state could not prevent a woman from having an abortion until the fetus was viable. The decision was made after the appeal of Jane Rowe, who stated that she had been raped. Then in Texas, where she lived, abortion was prohibited. The defendant was District Attorney Henry Wade. The court decision in this case has become one of the most politically significant in the United States.