“The right of women to choose is fundamental”, says Joe Biden

Monday evening, the media Politico revealed that the United States Supreme Court could overturn Roe v. Wade, who has protected the right to abortion since 1973. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court confirmed Tuesday that the document is authentic, but not final. The judges must render an official opinion before June 30.

Joe Biden assured Tuesday morning that his administration will be ready to protect the right to abortion. I believe that women’s right to choose is fundamental.

But he will need the help of the Americans in the midterm elections, when they choose who will occupy the 435 seats in the House of Representatives and a third of the 100 seats in the Senate.

It will be up to our nation’s elected officials, at all levels, to protect women’s right to choose. And it will be up to voters to choose favorable candidates. »

A quote from Joe Biden, President of the United States
Pro-choice activists demonstrating outside the Supreme Court.

“Anti-abortion = anti-women,” read one placard, and “Catholics support abortion,” on another, during a protest outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday.

Photo: Getty Images/Anna Moneymaker

For now, the right to abortion in the United States is protected by case law, thanks to the Roe v. Wade, but it’s not written into law.

Joe Biden has also called for the election of senators and pro-choice representatives in the midterm elections next November.

Vice President Kamala Harris also denounced a attack on women’s rightsduring a gala event hosted by Emily’s List, an organization that works to elect pro-choice Democrats.

His speech, which was already planned, took on a special meaning in the context.

She accused some Republican leaders [de tenter] instrumentalize the law against women. How dare they? How dare they try to deprive women of their rights and freedoms?she asked.

If the Court reconsiders Roe v. wadeit will be a direct attack on freedomshe said.

lamenting a dark and troubling day for americathe leader of the Democratic majority in the Senate, Chuck Schumer, for his part indicated Tuesday morning that he will ask senators to vote on codifying the right to abortion in law.

All Americans will be able to see which side each senator is onhe said, without specifying the date of this vote.

However, the Democratic camp does not have enough votes to pass such a bill.

Under Senate rules, it takes 60 votes just to initiate debate on legislation.

However, last February, a bill authorizing abortion, entitled An Act to protect the health of women and approved by the House of Representatives, had not even crossed that threshold. Democrat Joe Manchin even joined 47 Republicans who opposed the opening of the debates, to which 46 Democrats had subscribed.

Two groups of women oppose each other, placards in hand, and chant slogans in front of the media gathered in front of the Supreme Court building.

Pro-choice and anti-abortion activists demonstrate outside the US Supreme Court in Washington on May 3, 2022.

Photo: Getty Images/Anna Moneymaker

Towards an investigation to understand the circumstances of the leak

Senate Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has called for an investigation into the leaked Supreme Court document. This, he says, is a illegal action who should be subject to criminal prosecution by the Department of Justice.

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court subsequently also ordered an investigation. The leak, a singular violation, is an affront to the Court and the community of officials who work there.

If this betrayal of the confidentiality of the Court was intended to undermine the integrity of our operations, it will not workadded Justice Roberts. The work of the tribunal will not be compromised.

A divided political class, like the population

Several Democrats were quick to speak out Monday night about the possibility of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court.

decision would constitute an abomination, one of the worst and most damaging in modern historyHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer said in a joint statement. If this information is correct, the Supreme Court is poised to impose the strongest restriction of rights in 50 years – not just on women, but on all Americans.

Senators, including Democrat Elizabeth Warren, joined pro-choice campaigners outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren speaking to protesters.

Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren joined pro-choice activists outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday.


Republicans, on the contrary, hailed a long-awaited victory. This is the best and most important news of our life, commented Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green. Missouri Senator Josh Hawley called on the Court to release its judgment now.

Young girls demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court.  One wears a sweater that says she represents the “pro-life” generation and the other wears a sign that reads “protection by design”.

Young anti-abortion activists also gathered outside the United States Supreme Court to support the possible overturning of Roe v. Wade.


The annulment of Roe v. Wade would effectively be the culmination of a decades-long project by the social conservative wing of Republicans.

During the 2016 election campaign, Donald Trump had promised that he would only appoint judges who would annul automatically Roe v. Wade to the Supreme Court. During his mandate, he brought in three magistrates, consolidating his conservative majority (six judges out of nine).

The appointment of judges opposed to abortion has galvanized Republicans in several states, which in recent years have passed laws significantly restricting the right to abortion, notably in Mississippi, whose law is also at the forefront. the Supreme Court, in Texas, Alabama, Kentucky and Missouri.

In the aftermath of the shock created by the leak of the Supreme Court’s draft decision, Oklahoma was also added to the list.

The state’s Republican Governor, Kevin Stitt, announced on Tuesday that he had signed a law banning abortion after six weeks of pregnancy.

I want Oklahoma to be the most pro-life state in the country.he said.

The text provides for medical exceptions for access to abortion, but not in the event of rape or incest.

With information from CNN, The Associated Press, Agence France-Presse and Reuters

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