US Supreme Courts bans abortions

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 01: Demonstrators gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court as the justices hear arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health, a case about a Mississippi law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks, on December 01, 2021 in Washington, DC. With the addition of conservative justices to the court by former President Donald Trump, experts believe this could be the most important abortion case in decades and could undermine or overturn Roe v. Wade. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The US Supreme Court has overturned a constitutional right to abortion that has been in existence for fifty years. 

The right to abortion was known as the Roe v Wade ruling.

The choice to ban or allow abortions will be up to each individual state.

President Joe Biden said “the health and life of women in this nation is now at risk”. He laid the decision to overturn Roe v Wade at the feet of former president Donald Trump who during his term in office had appointed three Supreme Court Judges.

Campaigners from both sides gathered outside the White House, with emotions divided between joy and despair.