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Demonstration before the White House in defence of the right to abortion

About 1,000 people appeared before the White House, demanding that US President Joe Biden defend "harder" the right to abortion.   The protesters, the overwhelming majority of whom were women, chanted "My body, my choice" and marched through the streets of Washington to the White House, in showers that quickly turned into heavy rain, but the US president was not present at the State House, but spending the weekend in his Delaware daytime hundreds of kilometres from the capital.
 



About 1,000 people appeared before the White House, demanding that US President Joe Biden defend "harder" the right to abortion.


The protesters, the overwhelming majority of whom were women, chanted "My body, my choice" and marched through the streets of Washington to the White House, in showers that quickly turned into heavy rain, but the US president was not present at the State House, but spending the weekend in his Delaware daytime hundreds of kilometres from the capital.


However, the President's 37-year-old absence did not deter Becca, who asked not to be fully identified, from coming to the White House perimeter, and said she called on the President to "fix this", adding that she refused to return to what was "my grandmother's days".


It considered that its "executive order was insufficient", referring to a text signed by the President of the United States on Friday containing limited measures relating to elective abortion for pregnancy.


Behind her, demonstrators hung on the Pennsylvania Avenue fence 1600 green scarves in the restoration of Argentine women's struggle for the right to abortion.


Christine, 50, said: "He must truly exploit the full scope of his executive power to ensure that women retain their rights."


  1. Christine, a mother of three daughters, continued
  2. "I'm here so my daughters don't go back 50 years, back to the time of abortion in secret."
  3. Shortly after the evacuation
  4. the women demonstrators were replaced 
  5. by tourists who were quick to take pictures of the hanging signs, which had begun to be wiped out by rain.


Since the conservative-dominated Supreme Court overturned the nationwide right to abortion on June 24, Biden has been charged with failing to address the resolution with the required rigour.


Biden stresses that his executive power is limited and that federal legislation provides the fastest path to restoring women's right to abortion, calling on Americans to elect legislators in favor of that right in the upcoming elections.



Biden signs executive order mitigating effects of Supreme Court decision on abortion


  • US President Joe Biden signed an executive order in an effort to mitigate the impact of the US Supreme Court's decision that led to abortion bans in a number of US states.
  • The executive order aims to mitigate possible penalties women may face following the Supreme Court's decision.
  • The Order instructs federal agencies to work to educate medical and insurance providers on customer information they must provide to the authorities.


Biden also asked the FTC to take steps to protect the privacy of people seeking information on reproductive medical care, and to establish a task force to coordinate federal efforts to guarantee the right to abortion.


The U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling on June 24, ending the unlimited rights to abortion at the federal level and allowing each state's authorities to determine their own policies in this area.


It should be noted that some states' legislation includes prohibition of abortion. Those legislation entered into force automatically after the revocation of the federal abortion right.