The Daily Populous

Saturday June 25th, 2022 day edition

image for UK's Boris Johnson says U.S. abortion decision is a "big step backwards"

KIGALI, June 24 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday a decision by the Supreme Court to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that recognised a woman's constitutional right to an abortion was a "big step backwards".

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a joint news briefing with Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine June 17, 2022.

I've got to tell you, I think it's a big step backwards," he told a news conference in Kigali, where he is attending a Commonwealth meeting.

"I've always believed in a woman's right to choose and I stick to that view and that is why the UK has the laws that it does.".

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DHS warns of potential violent extremist activity in response to abortion ruling

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(CNN) The Department of Homeland Security intelligence branch is warning law enforcement, first responders and private sector partners nationwide Friday of potential domestic violence extremist activity in response to the Supreme Court's decision on abortion, according to a memo obtained by CNN.

The memo from the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis says federal and state government officials, including judges, "probably are most at risk for violence in response to the decision.".

DHS previously released a National Terrorism Advisory System bulletin warning of potential violence surrounding the Supreme Court ruling on abortion rights. »

Senator Elizabeth Warren calls on Biden to use federal lands to protect abortion access

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Specifically, Warren said, the Biden administration should examine whether abortions could be offered on federal land even within states that have banned the procedure.

A steely and determined Elizabeth Warren on Friday afternoon called on the Biden administration to look to federal lands as opportunities to protect abortion access in states that ban the procedure.

“There is much we can do at the federal level administratively, under current law,” Warren said. »

The Perils of Pessimism

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When a great power increases its military budget, even for defensive purposes, challengers feel compelled to respond in kind.

Whether foreign policy leaders take a short-term or a long-term view of power depends on a number of factors.

If, however, the great powers succumb to pessimism, then all bets are off, and the world will face a dangerous decade. »