Elizabeth Warren has agreed with the comparison of Texas’s new abortion law to something from The Handmaid’s Tale.
The southern state’s new law bans abortion after six weeks, and in Margret Atwood’s dystopian tale women are exploited for their baby-making capabilities.
“I lived in an America in which abortion was illegal when I was young, before Roe vs. Wade.
And when abortion is illegal, rich women still get abortions,” she said.
Women who have time and who have friends in other places will still get abortions.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor called the new law “flagrantly unconstitutional” and said it “flouts nearly 50 years of federal precedents”.
In 1973, the landmark Roe v Wade ruling by the Supreme Court guaranteed women the right to an abortion. »