Overthrow of Roe v. Wade “Misunderstood” Liberal Party of Australia Senator said the ruling rekindled discussions in Australia


The Australian Liberal Party senator defended the overthrow of the US Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade, which primarily legalized abortion, and the decision reignited the abortion debate in Australia, largely to the public. Despite being “misunderstood,” he said it “empowers” democracy. ..

It was after the US Supreme Court upheld Mississippi law prohibiting abortion after 15 weeks of gestation in a 6 to 3 ruling in favor of a conservative majority.

Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese calls the capsize “a setback for women and the right to control their bodies and lives.”

“We need to stay vigilant for a hard-fought victory before Congress is easily robbed,” female minister Katy Gallagher told ABC Radio National on Monday.

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Abortion activists (R) will discuss with abortion activists in front of the Supreme Court in Washington on June 26, 2022. (Nathan Howard / Getty Images)

“Judiciary activity principle”

However, Queensland’s Liberal Senator Amanda Stoker said the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision was “misunderstood” because the decision “does not mean that abortion was banned in the United States.” Insisted.

“It simply means that the state council, elected by and accountable to the citizens of the state, can make its own decisions on the matter in line with the values ​​of those citizens,” Stalker said. Stalked to the Daiki Gen Jiho.

“It empowers the democratic process deeply.”

Senator Liberal, a former prosecutor of the Queensland Prosecutor’s Office, said overturning the Roe v. Wade case “corrected the mistake” in 1973.

She said the US Supreme Court “recognized the right to abortion in the Constitution, even if it wasn’t mentioned anywhere in the document.”

“Such judicial activity empowers citizens to make decisions on controversial issues such as abortion and puts them in the hands of unelected, irresponsible judges,” Stalker added. ..

On behalf of the majority, Deputy Judge Samuel A. Arito said the Roe v. Wade case and the subsequent reconfirmation of the planned parent-child relationship vs. Casey was “very weak” and “abuse of judiciary.” wrote.

“The Constitution does not prohibit citizens of each state from regulating or banning abortion. Roe and Casey have arrogantly arrogant their authority. We have now dismissed those decisions and exercised their authority with the people. I will return to their elected representatives, “he said.

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Prolife protesters celebrate the overthrow of the Roe v. Wade case in Washington on June 24, 2022. (Student etiquette for American life)

Roe v. Wade rekindles abortion controversy in Australia

Following the Roe v. Wade ruling, hundreds of Australians gathered in front of the US Consulate in Perth, Australia, on Monday as part of a national “solidarity abortion rally.”

“The tragedy of the polarized nature of public debate on this issue is that the country is missing out on the underlying factors that make abortion attractive,” Stalker said. ..

“Instead, we need to ask. How can women and their families be confident in their pregnancy, even if it’s unplanned?”

“It’s a conversation that makes our society better.”

Australia has completely criminalized abortion in all states, and South Australia became the last jurisdiction to remove abortion from the Penal Code in 2021.

Victorian and Queensland laws allow women to have an abortion until childbirth based on their physical, psychological and social conditions.

“There are few safeguards to prevent such” radical “abortion law from being administered as a compulsory control or as a further disadvantage to already vulnerable women,” Stalker said. I warned.

Nina Nguyen


Nina Nguyen is a Sydney-based reporter. She covers Australian news with a focus on social, cultural and identity issues. She is fluent in Vietnamese. Contact her at [email protected].