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US state bans abortion after six weeks of pregnancy


The state of Oklahoma imposed a law prohibiting any abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, following the leak of a confidential document revealing the Supreme Court's willingness to overturn the abortion permit provision.


Kevin Stitt, the Republican governor of Oklahoma in the southern United States, announced that he had signed a law banning any abortion after six weeks of pregnancy into legislation that is one of the strictest in the country.



"I represent all four million Oklahoma people who overwhelmingly want to protect unborn children," he said, adding, "I want Oklahoma to become the most pro-life state in the country."


The State's new law allows women to have an abortion six weeks after pregnancy if there are specific medical reasons documented by official health authorities, but this exception does not include pregnancy resulting from rape or incest.


The passage of this law in the conservative state comes in the wake of the leak of a draft resolution, which the United States Supreme Court is preparing to issue shortly, reversing a 1973 ruling by this United States Supreme Judiciary, according to which the right to abortion was enshrined in the United States Constitution.


In 1973, at the conclusion of its consideration of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court issued a judgement setting a judicial precedent by guaranteeing a woman's right to voluntarily terminate her pregnancy (i.e., her right to abortion).




After a leaked report by Politico... Protests in Washington reject abortion ruling



A number of protesters rallied outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, Washington, after a leaked draft document first published by Politico indicated that judges were preparing to overturn the provision allowing abortion.


  • Some 200 pro-abortion protesters gathered in front of the courthouse barricades in Washington, D.C., chanting "abortion is health care".
  • In return, a few anti-abortion protesters gathered, with light clashes between the two groups, early this morning.
  • According to Politico, the United States Supreme Court intends to overturn its landmark 1973 ruling, considering that women's right to abortion is enshrined in the United States Constitution.


The newspaper said that its information was based on a draft resolution approved by members of the court in majority and dated February 10 and drafted by the conservative judge, Samuel Alito, but that this text is still the subject of discussion among members of the court pending its finalization before the end of June.


According to the leaked draft seen by Politico, Judge Alito says on behalf of the majority of the members of the Court that "we believe that Roe v. Wade should be abolished", stressing that the right to abortion is "not protected by any of the articles of the Constitution".