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A draft decision from the Supreme Court of the United States, the content of which was revealed earlier this week by the site Politico, had the effect of a thunderclap by suggesting the cancellation of the judgment Roe vs. . Wade, key case law dating from 1973 legalizing abortion.
Abortion rights face a real threat in the United States. The information leaked on May 2 in the media: a Supreme Court decision could call into question the constitutional right to abortion, leaving the States the choice to ban or restrict it. What to worry about for the freedom of women.
Since then, several thousand people have mobilized across the country to denounce the risk of a “backsliding” and President Joe Biden has called on Americans to defend this “fundamental right”, especially in the next legislative elections next November. . The latter considered that the arguments put forward by the American Supreme Court in a draft decision very unfavorable to the right to abortion went “far beyond” abortion and potentially called into question “a whole series” of other rights.
It is to this subject that the international network of committed press cartoonists, Cartooning for Peace, is devoted this week, in particular with the drawing of Mate, a member of the Association of Cartoonists of Argentina, and a hanger that has become a symbol of illegal abortion.
Cartooning for Peace is an international network of cartoonists committed to promoting, through the universality of press cartoons, freedom of expression, human rights and mutual respect between populations of different cultures or beliefs.