The US Supreme Court reversed Roe v. Wade, ending nearly 50 years of constitutional protections for abortion, sparking widespread protests
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A Republican politician sparked outrage after saying in a confusing interview women should control when they allow a man to ejaculate inside them and their intake of semen.
The ridiculous comments came after the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, ending nearly 50 years of constitutional protections for abortion.
It is expected to lead to abortion bans in about half of US states.
After the ruling, Republican Karianne Lisonbee described a text she allegedly received urging her to hold men accountable for unwanted pregnancies.
The Clearfield Republican told reporters at a news conference at the Utah Capitol on Friday, “I received a text message today saying I should try to control men’s ejaculation, not women’s pregnancy… I trust women enough.” to control them when they allow man to ejaculate inside them and control the ingestion of semen.”
The politician wanted to reassure Utahns that lawmakers want them to be held accountable after sexual assault cases. The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
According to a 2016 Utah State University study, one in six women in Utah has been raped, which is higher than the national average.
The video drew widespread criticism, with one Twitter user saying: “This might be the stupidest thing I’ve heard so far this weekend.
“So this woman believes that women control when a man can ejaculate.
“If Republicans believe that, then the man is to blame for lack of self-control and they should get vasectomies.”
A second added: “Women should control their intake of semen. So much. Fury.”
A third ironically repeated: “Ladies! Control your semen intake!”
“Republican politician Karianne Lisonbee says a woman must exercise control when allowing a man to ejaculate inside her,” added another.
“She thinks that a woman needs to control the amount of sperm she receives to avoid an unwanted pregnancy. I literally have no words.”
Ms. Lisonbee wasn’t the only Republican to support Friday’s ruling. Utah Senate President Stuart Adams, R-Layton added, “I believe as Americans we not only need to protect the lives of the unborn, we need to be respectful of all life, and hopefully the Supreme Court did that today.” .”
Meanwhile, Senator Dan McCay, R-Riverton, said: “50 years ago the Supreme Court allowed abortions to be performed in the state of Utah, although it was against the law to do so.
“Today the Supreme Court restored that power to the state.”
In Friday’s ruling, the US Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade and allowed states to ban it.
Judge Alito said in the final opinion released Friday that Roe and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the 1992 decision upholding abortion rights was wrong on the day of its decision and must be overturned.
The authority to regulate abortion rests with the political branches, not the courts, Judge Alito wrote.
President Joe Biden said “it’s a sad day for the court and for the country” as protesters urged his administration to find a way to overrule him.
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The decision came amid public opinion polls showing a majority of Americans oppose Roe vs.
Polls conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and others have also consistently shown that about one in ten Americans would like abortion to be illegal in all cases.
A majority support abortion being legal in all or most circumstances, but polls show that many also support restrictions, particularly later in pregnancy.
Protests have taken place across the US and other parts of the world, with tens of thousands of pro-choice activists taking to the streets of New York City, Los Angeles and Washington DC.
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In Phoenix, police fired tear gas at protesters after they appeared to breach the State Senate building. Staff were evacuated but there were no reports of injuries.
At least 25 were arrested in New York City after around 17,000 were brought to Washington Square Park in light of the controversial verdict.
13 states, mostly in the South and Midwest, already had laws on the books banning abortions in case Roe was tipped, while another six states have near-total bans after six weeks of pregnancy or before many women know they’re pregnant.
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In England, Scotland and Wales, abortions can be performed during the first 24 weeks of pregnancy
However, they must be approved by two doctors and agree that childbirth would pose a greater risk to the woman’s physical or mental health than an abortion.
After this period, it is permissible if there is a threat to the life of the woman, signs of a serious fetal abnormality, or there is a risk of serious physical and mental harm to the woman.
But in Northern Ireland, an abortion can only be performed when the woman’s life is in danger and, in some cases, there is a fetal abnormality.
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