From Roe to woe: Danish politicians react to Supreme Court decision

PM Mette Frederiksen was among many lamenting the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the constitutional right to abortion in the US

Half a century it lasted (photo: CREATIVE COMMONS/AMERICAN LIFE LEAGUE)
June 27th, 2022 10:47 am| by Christian W

Since 1973, a woman’s right to have an abortion in the US has been guaranteed by the ‘Roe vs Wade’ ruling. But no more.

In a controversial decision, the Supreme Court has reversed the ruling from half a century ago, leading abortion rights to be scaled back in almost half of US states immediately, with more restrictions likely on the horizon.

While many conservatives celebrated, PM Mette Frederiksen was among the many prominent names to condemn the decision.

“My heart weeps for girls and women in the US. It’s a huge step back. The right to free abortion is one of the most fundamental rights that exists,” she wrote on Istagram.

“May we never compromise with women’s unrestricted right to decide over her own body and future.”

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Republican legacy
Other Danish politicians, including Uffe Elbæk, Pernille Skipper, Mai Villadsen, Sikandar Siddique and Lars Aslan Rasmussen, also blasted the move, employing terms such as “a disgrace”, “shocking” and “a war against women’s rights” to convey their disgust.

All five of the Supreme Court Judges to vote in favour of overturning ‘Roe vs Wade’ were appointed by Republican presidents – three by Donald Trump.

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