New York State wants to enshrine the rights to abortion and contraception in its Constitution

Since the overthrow of thea case law Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court, iIt is now up to the 50 American states to decide on the right to abortion.

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A Rreaction to the questioning at the federal level of voluntary termination of pregnancy (abortion) by the Supreme Court of the United States. The Senate of New York, the fourth most populous state in the country, adopted on Friday, July 1, “an amendment to codify in the Constitution the rights to abortion and contraception”according to a statement from the state Senate, with a Democratic majority.

The text also provides for the protection of the rights related “gender, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, community or age”. He will still have to be voted on by the other chamber of the local Congress, the Assembly, and then adopted by a popular referendum before coming into force in 2024 at the earliest.

“The reversal of Roe v. Wade is clear evidence that New York State must continue to be at the forefront of the nation in protecting women and individual rights”, said the leader of the Democratic majority in the New York Senate. A dozen states “progressive” and which are displayed in “shrines” of abortion, particularly in the Northeast and West of the United States (Vermont, Maryland, California, Washington), have already included the right to abortion in their State Constitutions or are preparing to do so. TO DO.

Since the overthrow of thea case law Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court, June 24, iIt is now up to the 50 States to decide on the right to abortion. Half of them, mainly in the south and the center republicans, conservatives and religious, have already banned it or are considering doing so, according to the Guttmacher Institute.

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