MICHELLE OBAMA “HEARTBROKEN” OVER US SC’S NO ABORTION ORDER

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Published: June 25,2022 05:22 PM
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Michelle Obama  said she was “heartbroken” by the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, doing away with the constitutionally protected right to abortions.

 



25 June, 2022: Former US first lady Michelle Obama  said she was “heartbroken” by the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, doing away with the constitutionally protected right to abortions.
In a statement, Obama said she was “heartbroken for people around this country who just lost the fundamental right to make informed decisions about their own bodies.”
 
“I am heartbroken that we may now be destined to learn the painful lessons of the time before Roe was made law of the land — a time when women risked losing their lives getting illegal abortions,” Obama said.
“A time when the government denied women control over their reproductive functions, forced them to move forward with pregnancies they didn’t want, and then abandoned them once their babies were born.”
The former first lady added she was “heartbroken” for the many people that this ruling will affect, such as teens who will be unable to finish school, mothers with nonviable pregnancies that will have to bring them to term and healthcare workers who cannot provide care without risking penalties or jail time.



The US Supreme Court on Friday took the dramatic step of overturning the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that recognized a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion and legalized it nationwide, handing a momentous victory to Republicans and religious conservatives who want to limit or ban the procedure.
The court, in a 6-3 ruling powered by its conservative majority, upheld a Republican-backed Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks. The justices held that the Roe v. Wade decision that allowed abortions performed before a fetus would be viable outside the womb – between 24 and 28 weeks of pregnancy – was wrongly decided because the U.S. Constitution makes no specific mention of abortion rights