I will not bore you with technical details. But once the draft ruling is final, US states can decide for themselves whether or not abortion should be allowed. It is expected that there will be no major change in half of the US states. These are the states where Democrats generally rule. Republicans dominate the other half of the state, and the right to abortion is expected to be reduced there: no longer allowed for 24 weeks, for example 15 weeks.
You say: You can talk about what is a fair word in a democracy. You have the interest of the woman and the interest of the fetus. There are arguments for zero weeks, arguments for 24 weeks and maybe even after that. And in such a democratic process in the American states, you can work it together, of course without each in their own way.
But it is not clear how it works in the abortion debate. Certainly not in the United States. The 1973 Supreme Court ruling (Row versus Wade) ruled that abortion is legal from politics. Abortion is legal in all states because women have the right to privacy (read: right to self-determination), the Supreme Court said in 1973. The Republicans never accepted that verdict, and for years they did everything they could to reverse it. And it seems to have succeeded in the end.
With that, the decision on abortion will come back to politics, to the states. This is very common in Europe (of course we do not have America): abortion law varies in different European countries.
You say: You can live with it. But many in the United States (and the Netherlands) see it differently. Emotions will be high in the coming months. I’m very interested in how this (draft) ruling will affect the midterm elections in November.
Maybe I should go that route again. God, Jesus, Trump – Part 3.
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