US is now international ‘outlier’ – Biden — Analysis
The US does not have as strict an abortion rights as President Trump implied.
On Friday, President Joe Biden stated that the US was made more secure by a Supreme Court decision restricting access to abortion. “an outlier among developed nations.”Some states still want to prohibit the process, but others follow suit and write laws similar to those of other rich nations. Democratic-run countries are also pushing more permissive policy than most European countries.
After Roe v Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court, Biden spoke to the nation. This 1973 decision that gave women the right of an abortion in their first trimester and restricted rights in their second-trimester period, Biden addressed the nation. Justice Samuel Alito, who wrote the majority opinion, argued that Roe V Wade rests on an “egregiously wrong”And “exceptionally weak”Interpretation of the Constitution and the Court would have to overturn this decision “return the issue of abortion”You can contact the legislatures of your state.
“With this decision, the conservative majority of the Supreme Court shows how extreme it is, how far removed they are from the majority of this country,”Biden spoke at the White House. “They have made the United States an outlier among developed nations in the world. But this decision must not be the final word.”
Despite Biden’s proclamation, abortion access in the US is now more in line with the international norm than before, at least for the moment.
Prior to the court’s ruling, the US was one of only seven countries worldwide to permit unrestricted abortion past 20 weeks of pregnancy, with the others Canada, China, the Netherlands, North Korea, Singapore, and Vietnam. Some Republican-controlled states have attempted to lower the cutoff to the point where a fetal heartbeat can be detected, typically between six and 15 weeks into a pregnancy.
Mississippi was one of these states, and the Supreme Court’s Frida ruling was made in a case evaluating the legality of its law banning abortion after 15 weeks.
Even with its 15-week cutoff point, Mississippi’s abortion law was more permissive than the policies of Austria, France, Spain, Ireland, Germany and Italy, all of which ban abortion after between 12 or 14 weeks.
Mississippi plans to soon outlaw almost all abortions. It is currently one of thirteen states that has a ban on abortions. “trigger law”There are currently no such laws. These provide for a near-total abortion ban to come into effect in the event of Roe v Wade being overturned, and following certification by state officials, abortion is expected to be banned except in cases of rape, incest, or threat to the mother’s life, in the coming two weeks.
Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Wyoming have all banned abortion in most cases since Friday’s ruling, or will do so in the coming days and weeks. These most restrictive states’ abortion laws will be aligned with the law of Poland.
Arizona, Florida and Georgia will soon implement legislation banning elective abortions beyond a point of six to fifteen weeks after the termination. Other states including West Virginia, Virginia, and Nebraska have also promised similar restrictions to European standards.
In a few predominantly Democratic-governed states, access to abortion will not change. However, it will be extended in other places. California Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a bill shielding out-of-state women seeking abortions in California from prosecution, and another bill that would enshrine abortion access in the state’s constitution is currently working its way through the State Assembly.
Alaska, Colorado, New Jersey and New Mexico all allow elective abortion at any stage of pregnancy. This practice is only allowed internationally in Canada, China and North Korea.