The US Supreme Court has announced its decision to overturn Roe v Wade – the 1973 ruling that guarantees the federal protection of abortion rights.
Abortion Rights is organising for protests to take place in London, Edinburgh and Cardiff for this evening (Friday 24 June).
For up to date details keep checking here: https://abortionrights.org.uk/roe-v-wade-action/ and also on Twitter: @Abortion_Rights
The overturning of Roe v Wade ends a half-century guarantee of federal constitutional protection of abortion rights.
The immediate impact of the ruling will be:
- Each state will be free to decide whether to restrict or ban abortion
- Stricter limits on abortion access will be imposed across large parts of the US
- About half of US states will immediately impose broad abortion bans
The repudiation of Roe v Wade will inflict serious harm & intensify the oppression of women.
In addition, other rights, currently protected under the US legal principal of privacy, could also now come under attack – such as the right to contraception and same sex marriage.
This assault on women will not be confined to the US. It will encourage a reactionary offensive in other countries.
Mobilise in opposition to the overturning of Roe v Wade.
The fight against the oppression of women is an international fight.
Support the actions called by Abortion Rights.