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US Supreme Court overturns abortion rights

Supreme Court ruling on Friday removed American women’s constitutional right to abortion in United States.

As a result of the ruling, Clinics have begun to close down in some states in US.

BBC says about half of states are expected to introduce new restrictions or bans after the court reversed its 50-year-old Roe v Wade decision.

President Joe Biden described the ruling as “a tragic error”.

President Biden said the ruling put women’s health and lives at risk.

Report says protesters briefly blocked traffic on a highway in Los Angeles.

In New Orleans, Louisiana, the Women’s Health Care Centre, one of only three abortion providers in the state, was closed and its staff had gone home.

Outside the clinic, volunteer escort Linda Kocher told the BBC that rich women would still be able to access abortions in other states but “poor women will end up in a back alley” for illegal procedures.

According to BBC, Supreme Court ruling is expected to mean about 36 million women of reproductive age will lose access to abortion in their states.

The decision was met with elation by anti-abortion campaigners outside the court in Washington, but protests against the ruling were due to be held in more than 50 cities across the US.