The Supreme Court turns the U.S. into a cautionary tale for the world

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a center-left politician, described the ruling as “horrific,” tweeting that “no government, politician, or man should tell a woman what she can and cannot do with her body.” Britain’s right-wing Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the decision “clearly has massive impacts on people’s thinking around the world” and called it a “big step backward.”…

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On reproductive rights, the United States is now moving against the tide. “Over the past several decades, more than 50 countries have liberalized their abortion laws, according to the Center for Reproductive Rights, a global advocacy group that supports abortion rights,” my colleagues explained. “Only the United States, Poland and Nicaragua have reduced abortion access in the 21st century. Now many U.S. states are poised to enact much more restrictive laws than those in most other developed countries.”

U.S. reproductive rights campaigners already are looking outside the country for sources of inspiration. “Across Latin America, feminist green wave organizers have sustained strategic campaigns — and won protections for these fundamental freedoms, despite intense opposition,” Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation, a leading social justice philanthropy organization, said in a statement. “We turn to their success as a roadmap for advocacy and a beacon for hope in the broader struggle for gender equality.”

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