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Key figures react to U.S. abortion ruling Updated: 2022-06-27 17:27:41 KST

Protests against an abortion ban erupt across the U.S. following a Supreme Court decision overturning the 1973 Roe verses Wade precedent that recognized women's constitutional right to abortion.

"I feel that my country doesn't care about me. I feel like they are willing to I know that they are willing to let me die instead of make my own decisions."

Former President Donald Trump, however, praised the court ruling at a rally held in Illinois on Saturday.

"Yesterday the Court handed down a victory for the Constitution, a victory for the rule of law and above all, a victory for life."

The ruling, which resulted with a six to three conservative majority, had the support of all three justices appointed by Trump.
The decision could dramatically change life for millions of women in America and exacerbate growing tensions in a deeply polarized country.
Already, nearly half of the U.S. states are now considered certain or likely to ban abortion.
President Joe Biden slammed the Supreme Court saying it has made some "terrible decisions."

"The Supreme Court has made some terrible decisions."

Key allies of the U.S. have also criticized the latest decision with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson saying it's a "backward step."
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau described the move as "horrific."
U.S.-based Center for Reproductive Rights said the U.S. now joins only three other countries El Salvador, Nicaragua and Poland to roll back abortion rights since 1994.
Nearly 60 countries have liberalized their abortion laws over the last 25 years.
Kim Ji-yeon, Arirang News.
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