The Supreme Court of the United States overturned on Friday (Jun/24) the decision on Roe vs. Wade, which had given women the constitutional guarantee of abortion rights in the country 49 years ago, in 1973. There were 6 votes in favor and 3 against.
Samuel Alito, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, said Roe was “extremely wrong” and “on a collision course with the Constitution from the day it was decided.”
With the revised case law, 13 US states have activated so-called “trigger laws,” which provide for immediate or short-term bans on abortion once Roe v. Wade is suspended. At least 9 other states plan to criminalize the practice in the coming weeks.