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How will the Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade Impact Other Countries?

Pro-choice movements celebrate outside in support of the decriminalization of abortions from the penal code, outside the Constitutional Court in Bogota, Colombia on February 21, 2022. Abortions were decriminalized after 8 hours of debate leading now access for pregnant women to access them up to week 24. (Photo by: Chepa Beltran/Long Visual Press/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

A new News @ Northeastern articles interviews WGSS affiliated faculty and Professor of Law, Martha Davis on the way the decision to overturn Roe v. wade may effect other countries views on abortion. Globally there has been a turn to more liberalized access to abortiona and US laws have often been cited by activists and litigators in other countries. This decision would align the US more closely with countries with political trends toward autocracy. 

“So, not having a fundamental right, having half the states criminalize abortion will really put the U.S. in company with those countries,” Davis says. “Those countries we otherwise try to separate ourselves from politically.”

Read more on what Martha Davis has to say in the full News @ Northeastern article here. 

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