Thousands of anti-abortion rights supporters and anti-abortion women took out rallies in USA. Demonstrations took place in front of the White House and the US Parliament on Capitol Hill. Thousands of people blocked the road at Foley Square in New York. The entire protest started over US Supreme Court may reverse the Roe v. Wade decision.

What is the Roe vs. Wade verdict?
This decision came on the application of a woman named Norma McCorvey. She lived in Texas, where abortion is unconstitutional. She is named Jane Roe in the court proceedings. In January 1973, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of McCorvy, saying that it is the right of a woman to decide whether to have an abortion.

Why there is uproar in America?
Even if the US Supreme Court reverses the Roe v. Wade decision, abortion will not be outright illegal in all states. States will decide whether they make it legal or not. It is feared that 24 states of America, including Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, are going to ban abortion. After the decision of the court, they will move rapidly in this direction.

Which countries have recently banned abortion laws?
Poland, El Salvador and Nicaragua have tightened abortion laws since 1994. If the decision is reversed, America will also join these countries.

 
Where is abortion legal?
Only 14 countries including Britain, Japan, and Finland give women the right to decide whether she wants to give birth to a child or not.

What is the status of abortion law in India?
A rape victim, a victim of incest or a minor is allowed abortion up to 24 weeks. Women whose marital status changed during pregnancy (widowed or divorced) and women with disabilities also have the right to an abortion up to 24 weeks. If there is any such deformity or serious disease in the fetus, there is a danger to the life of the woman, even then there is a right to abortion at 24 weeks.

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