United States: New York wants to enshrine the rights to abortion and contraception in its Constitution

This text, which will still have to be voted on by the other chamber of the local Congress, the Assembly, then be adopted by a popular referendum before coming into force at the earliest in 2024, also provides for the protection of the rights “gender, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, community or age”.

Engraving the right to abortion in stone in US state constitutions had begun before the Supreme Court’s shock ruling on June 24 that ended the federal legal guarantee of abortion nationwide. A dozen “progressive” states that claim to be abortion “sanctuaries”, particularly in the northeastern and western United States (Vermont, Maryland, California, Washington) have already done so. or are preparing to do so.

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