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    This is how world leaders react to Roe vs Wade ruling by the US Supreme Court

    This is how world leaders react to Roe vs Wade ruling by the US Supreme Court

    This is how world leaders react to Roe vs Wade ruling by the US Supreme Court
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    By CNBCTV18.com  IST (Updated)

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    The US Supreme Court ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place for nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade case ruling.

    The US Supreme Court ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place for nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe vs. Wade case  ruling. This outcome is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states.
    Leaders and organisations from all around the world have expressed their feelings towards this crucial ruling. Here is what they are saying.
    US President Joe Biden said that the health and life of women across this nation are now at risk. He called it a sad day for the court and the country and urged Americans to elect more Democrats who would safeguard rights upended by the court's decision.
    Former US President Barack Obama condemned the ruling on Twitter, saying it attacked the lives of millions of Americans.
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    The Vatican Academy of Life praised the court's decision on abortion, saying it challenged the whole world to reflect on life issues. The department said in a statement that the defence of human life could not be confined to individual rights because life is a matter of "broad social significance".
    A spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said, "Restricting access to abortion does not prevent people from seeking an abortion, it only makes it more deadly."
    US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted in agreement with the UN statement.
    Former President Donald Trump praised the US Supreme Court's decision overruling a woman's right to an abortion, saying in an interview with Fox News that the decision will work out for everybody.
    US Senator Bernie Sanders expressed his devastation on Twitter.
    Amnesty International USA also tweeted against the ruling declaring that they will never stop fighting.
    Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram criticised the ruling, saying when a nation is hopelessly divided, non-elected judges can impose their prejudiced opinions on the people and get away.
    UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said that access to safe, legal and effective abortion is firmly rooted in the international human rights law and is at the core of women and girls' autonomy and ability to make their own choices about their bodies and lives, free of discrimination, violence and coercion.
    (With inputs from AP, PTI and Reuters)
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