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White House criticizes Indiana officials for becoming first state to approve abortion ban

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre on Saturday criticized Indiana state officials for approving the United States’ first abortion ban, and called on the U.S. Congress to pass legislation protecting women’s reproductive rights. I asked for an immediate revival.

In late June, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to abortion, giving states the opportunity to ban abortion individually. On Friday, Indiana became the first state to approve abortion restrictions starting her Sept. 15. Exemptions are granted in cases of rape, incest, or to protect the life and physical health of the mother, or if the fetus has been diagnosed with a fatal abnormality. .

“The Indiana legislature has taken a devastating step in the wake of the Supreme Court’s extreme decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and eliminate women’s constitutionally protected abortion rights. It’s a radical move by Republican lawmakers to take away women’s reproductive rights and freedoms, leaving personal health care decisions in the hands of politicians, not women or their doctors,” the White House said on its website. The statement quoted Jean-Pierre.

She also stressed that “Congress should also take immediate action to pass legislation to restore Roe’s protection,” and that U.S. President Joe Biden “is committed to protecting women’s reproductive rights.” We remain committed to taking action,” he added. and liberty” until the law is passed.



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