1 of 2Photo: Jose Luis Magana/AP/TT
Across the United States, women demonstrated on Saturday for the right to abortion and to protest the restrictions on the right to abortion that are now taking place in the country.
“My body, my choice, my right” was written on a sign held by a woman in Washington, D.C., and another held a broad banner resembling one that read “Aporta Texas Taliban.”
Some men also participate in demonstrations taking place in more than 600 locations across the United States. But the absolute majority are women.
After the strict legalization of abortion in Texas taking effect from September 1, the problem is hot in the United States once again.
Texas rules basically mean that all abortions are banned after the sixth week of pregnancy, which is the time when many women don’t even know they’re pregnant. The law also gives individuals the opportunity to report and prosecute abortions.
Abortion advocates in the United States worry that the law in Texas will undermine the right to free abortion, which was upheld in Roe v. Wade in the Supreme Court nearly 50 years ago. US President Joe Biden has said he intends to do everything in his power to challenge the Texas abortion law and protect abortion clinics.