The Supreme Court of Georgia, United States, approved this Tuesday, October 24, the ban on abortion after six weeks of pregnancy that was enforced by the state court at the end of July, this is a blow for the population that wants to also preserve the service. classified right.
This decision revokes the decision of another court that seeks to annul some articles of the ‘LIFE law’ of the state of Georgia, according to the US network CNN.
Jurisprudence allows exceptions for medical emergencies, cases of rape and incest reported to the Police, and cases where it is determined that a fetus cannot survive due to medical problems.
For her part, White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre called the decision “disastrous” and warned that the Republican Party was “redoubled efforts” to call for a national ban.
“The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld a devastating abortion ban that strips millions of Georgia women of their reproductive freedom and threatens doctors with prison sentences for providing care,” it said. Jean-Pierre in his statement.
Furthermore, he took the opportunity to point out that, since the Supreme Court overturned the case of Roe v. Wade in June 2022, “women are denied the medical care they desperately need to preserve their health” and they are “forced to travel for hundreds of years.” kilometers to receive medical attention.”
Thus Georgia joins the growing number of states that ban or restrict abortions in the North American country. Many of the laws took effect after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June 2022, returning the question of the legality of abortion to the states.
Abortion Policy in Florida
The issue of abortion is in the debate of the presidential candidates of the United States. In September, former President Donald Trump described the abortion policy of the state of Florida as a “terrible mistake,” whose governor is Ron DeSantis, one of his main rivals in the race to win the presidential nomination Republican.
Trump, who paved the way during his term to overturn Roe v. Wade, who has guaranteed abortion rights at the federal level, today lamented that Republicans “talk badly” about abortion.
In this sense, he noted that politicians like Ron DeSantis “continue terrible restrictions” at the state level, something that could “alienate a large part of the population,” but he avoided taking a specific position.
“I will sit down with both parties and negotiate something and we will end up with peace on that issue for the first time in 52 years,” he said.
Abortion will also be a key issue this fall in Virginia’s state legislative elections, seen as a barometer of voter mood heading into next year’s presidential election.