Following the Supreme Court’s decision to revoke the right to abortion: U.S. President Joe Biden will meet Friday with governors whose states have acted swiftly to defend women’s access to abortion following a Supreme Court ruling that overturns the ruling that protected the right to abortion, the Axis website reported today (Thursday).
Recall that after the Supreme Court overturned the constitutive decision last week, Biden sharply criticized the ruling and called on voters to respond at the ballot box, even announcing a plan to deal with the ruling, which aims to “increase access” to FDA-approved abortion pills, among other steps.
Following the court ruling, conservative lawmakers were quick to pass restrictive laws banning abortions in their states, while lawmakers in democracies responded by approving providers and patient protection measures that could become targets after the repeal of the law protecting them. Some are promoting legislation to expand access to abortion to prepare for an expected influx of out-of-state female patients seeking treatment.
According to the report, access to abortions is still guaranteed in 16 countries. The California states of Vermont go even further by making the approach to abortion a constitutional right. In Alaska, Florida, Kansas, Montana, and New Mexico, access to abortions is protected by the state Supreme Court precedent, but those precedents may also be in jeopardy.
The report notes that according to a recent survey from the Pew Research Center, six out of 10 adults in the U.S. (61%) believe that abortion should be legal “in all or most cases.”