“I am angry. Angry and upset and determined.” Massachusetts Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren is one of the visible faces that has been part of the protests in Washington in front of the Supreme Court on Tuesday, organized after the leak of the project that would annul Roe vs. Wade, name by which the 1973 ruling that protects the right to abortion in the United States is known.
What the draft of the US Supreme Court says about the right to abortion and what it would mean for women in the country
The cameras captured the politician leaving the place, by her own admission, very “angry”. “Republicans have been working for decades for this day to come. They have been conspiring (…) to be able to have the majority [en el Supremo] that would allow them to achieve what a majority of Americans do not want”, Warren claimed. The leaked draft includes the signature of Justice Samuel Alito (appointed by George W. Bush), Clarence Thomas and the three proposed for the highest court by former President Donald Trump: Neil M. Gorsuch, Brett M. Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett.
In his fiery statement, Warren has affirmed that 69% of the country’s population, in Republican and Democratic states, want to maintain the historic ruling of Roe versus Wade. “We have the right to. We have listened enough to the extremists and we are tired”, she has insisted.
During the protest, the senator also pointed out that the elimination of abortion protection would only affect the poorest women: “Rich women can travel to another state, they can travel to another country, they can get the help they need. Poor women don’t. “The United States Congress can keep Roe vs. Wade as the law of the land,” Warren said.
Kamala Harris: “It’s time to fight for women”
Democratic politicians have begun to criticize the intention of the Supreme Court after this Tuesday the US portal Politician make a draft public of a sentence that, if it goes ahead, would eliminate the protection of abortion and would allow the states to decide on it.
Kamala Harris, vice president of the United States, has expressed that the decision would be “an assault on the right to freedom” and has accused the Republicans of using the right to abortion as a “throwing weapon”. “It is time to fight for women and for our country with everything we have”, she has written on Twitter.
The Biden government has already announced that it is preparing “a response.” The US president has asked the population to vote for legislators who are in favor of abortion in the midterm elections next November.
The Democratic governor of New York, Kathy Hochul, has declared in a statement that she feels “horrified” at the possibility that the Supreme Court will annul abortion protection.
In the statement, the New York governor has stated that the city will welcome all the women who need it. “New York will always be a place where the right to abortion is protected and where it is safe and accessible”, she has settled.
The United States has suffered serious setbacks in the right to abortion, after Texas will approve the restriction of the interruption of pregnancy from the sixth week of gestation in 2021 and Oklahoma is about to follow the same path. The Supreme Court’s decision could still change, as it is a draft, and an official verdict is not expected until June.