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[000:00:00;00] hey, this is dw, live from berlin, the u. s. supreme court struck down the constitutional rights to an abortion justices overturned the landmark role versus way decision giving you a state park to make laws on abortion. many are expected to impose bands and limit access. also coming up major retreat, ukraine orders its troops to leave the city to vary the next 2 weeks of fighting and relentless attacks by the russian and the aftermath of afghanistan's the
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deadliest earthquake in decades. emergency response teams are finally arriving in the remote mountain region. people say more health is urgently needed. ah, i've told me a lot, well, it's good to have you with us. the u. s. supreme court has ended constitutional protections for abortion. in a 6 to 3 ruling, the court overturned the landmark 973 roe vs wade decision. enshrining a woman's right to an abortion. that leaves it to the u. s. states to set their own abortion laws around half, and i expected to restrict access to abortions. some of already announced outright benz ha. the moment they've been waiting for anti abortion activists.
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thrilled by the new ruling but abortion rights activists are furious, and president joe biden criticized the decision in no uncertain terms. now, with ro go must be very clear. the health and life of women, this nation, are now at risk. the supreme court 1973 ruling on roe v wade was a landmark decision. effectively legalizing abortion across the united states, the case focused on jane ro, in reality, norm m a canvie, a texas woman seeking an abortion. since state law only allowed it in cases where the mother's life was in danger, she was denied. the justices ruled 7 to 2 that a woman's right to privacy superseded a states right to ban abortion. that decision set off a fierce legal battle. the republicans added an anti abortion stance to their
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platform and effort to enlist support from the religious right. oh, donald trump's presidency was a major victory for republicans looking to tilt the balance of the supreme court. in just 4 years, he was able to appoint 3 justices, giving the court a $63.00 conservative majority in the dissenting opinion, the 3 liberal justices said the court is putting its legitimacy at risk with sorrow for this court, but more for the many millions of american women who have to day lost a fundamental constitutional protection. we dissent. this comes as many politicians and observers have criticized the supreme court for becoming 2 political in post ro, america. more than half of the 50 states are expected to quickly ban or severely
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restrict abortion. that's likely to galvanize democrats who want to keep abortion available across the country. a position recent polls suggest is supported by a strong majority of americans. for more let's bring in jim ronald. he is a lawyer and a u. s. presidential historian, welcome to d. w. news now, jim, what exactly does this decision mean for women in the us? well, thank you for having me. it is a radical decision. this is a complete change of law that has existed for 50 years. given women the right to choose how they deal with the pregnancy. and so this has enormous consequences. it also has consequences well beyond abortion as now attacks will come against same
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sex marriage and all sorts of other issues that fall under constitutional protection. so make no mistake, this is a radical decision polls suggest that the majority of americans support the right to abortion. so is this the final word now or can americans, for example, lobby their lawmakers to adjust or to amend the constitution? it's not the final word. congress could pass a law that recognizes ro, or some version of ro i would argue that they should recognize a version that draws the line, maybe in about 15 weeks. and as the, as the line, beyond which a state can. however, abortion but congress can pass central. now the problem is, you're going to need a pretty big majority of democrats in the senate. right now. they're deadlocked, almost 5050. and unless things change in this upcoming election,
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it's not going to be possible to pass that sort of legislation. in fact, if the republicans gain the majority in the senate, the senate may want to do just the opposite, which is to be an abortions in all states, even those the currently allow it right now, despite this court. and the supreme court has a majority of conservative judges. i'm guessing from your earlier comments, you expect them to continue along these lines with future rulings. yes, in fact, well, the majority opinion, written by justice leaders said that they're not doing anything but addressing abortion. concurring opinion, justice thomas said no, no, no. i want to look at other things like other rights have been established like the right to same sex marriage. and i think it is a real slippery slope right now that we've got a 5 person majority that can run things. and one of the people who's sitting there
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should be married garland obama's nominee who is blocked for almost a year and a half. so you've not only got a problem of the court that is doing things that the majority do not want in this country. but there's a real question about whether it's a legitimate court, and that's a really awful situation to be in because courts are only as good as their legitimacy. and this is really being called into question with this opinion today. right, jim ronald, thank you for speaking to us. thank you very much. thanks for having me. now, let's turn to a major retreat in the war in ukraine. ukrainian forces have been ordered to withdraw from the eastern city of savannah and ask after weeks of fierce fighting against russian forces, capturing the city of the virgin. as in the dawn, bass area is central to russia's goal of seizing a part of east in ukraine. regional authority say,
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fighting is intensifying and no town in the east is safe for residence. d w correspondent, economy is in ukraine and told us more about the significance of the retreat from seaford and ask this is obviously a big deal. definitely. this is the top news here in ukraine, but it's sort of expected ukraine. government has prepared public opinion and world opinion even for this 4 weeks now and distress you will, along as basically been to make the russians pay as high price possible for the smallest possible gains. similar to what we saw and variable really make them fight for every street for every meter of ground. and hope that basically they exhaust themselves in a situation where obviously they still have huge superiority in terms of the weapons available. and we've heard different figures. ukrainian government figures talking about 10 times more artillery in the russian or the russian side on the ukrainian side. so you can really having to choose its battles carefully and to use what little equipment it has as cleverly as possible. now they've made a decision to withdraw from sort of this concern, i guess from this
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a chance to in the hope that they will minimize losses to their own forces and really give themselves a chance of continuing this battle without losing in non controlled and kind of dangerous celtic way. this week the european union took the historic decision of granting ukraine candidate status, which opens the way for the country to join the e u. but supporting ukraine will come at a cost for europe in the form of soaring energy prices. the w's christine would are reports. by the time the e used 27 heads of government began day one of their summit. it was all about certain that they would announce the decision to grant ukraine candidate status for e u membership. a 1st step in a long process that puts kids on the road to brussels. the importance of this decision for ukraine cannot be overstated. it is the european union saying to the battled country we want to with us. just imagine how much of
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a boost that is to the ukrainians fighting on the front lines. but it was also important for the use leadership who desperately needed a show of unity and to send a message to moscow that they ins high a. you was still strongly in support of ukraine and it's aspiration to join the west. but there is economic trouble in the west and that dominated day 2 of the summits agenda in solution is measured, concerned for all of us. russia swafford russian is pushing of the pros of energy, foot intermodal tease, and all of this as a direct impact on citizens and business. the e. u has sought to isolate russia for its invasion of ukraine. and since the war broke out, the block has delivered 6 rounds of sanctions targeted at russia's economy. e. u leaders say moscow is retaliating by restricting gas supply to the e. u. by now it's 12 member states that either have been totally cut off the russian gas or partially,
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and therefore the best is always hope for the best prepare for the worst. that's what we're doing right now. the worst case scenario is russia completely cutting off all of its gas supply to europe. the impact of that would be devastating for members, states like germany and others, whose economies depend on russia's energy. now let's take a quick look at some of the stories making headlines. of this are thousands of people have rallied in the georgia capital tbilisi to show their support for the former soviet republic joining the european union protest as an angry that unlike ukraine, georgia was not being given candidate status. they calling on the georgian government to resign or implement the 12 points listed by the you for their application to be reassessed. protesters of clashed with police in ecuador, capital, quito for the 12th day in a row. thousands of indigenous ecuadorian have taken to the streets in response to
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a hike in fuel prices and a soaring cost of living. at least 3 people have died in the unrest. the united nation says israeli security forces fired the bullets that killed al jazeera journalist, sharina utley. the un human rights office said the palestinian american was not killed by indiscriminate firing from palestinians. a black lay died while covering and israeli army operation. in the northern west bank ass month, morocco says 18 people died in an attempt at mass crossing from its territory into the north african spanish enclave of malea. around 2000 migrants try to reach the border. maria is a popular crossing point for migrants from sub saharan africa trying to get into europe. in afghanistan, taliban officials say they've ended their search for survivors. of the wednesdays, powerful earthquake, at least
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a 1000 people were killed and many more injured. aftershocks hit the remote area in the countries east early on friday, killing another 5 people aid groups and are rushing to get food, tents and medical supplies to the region. up to a rock, mine has seen so much in his life. but the pain after the earthquake closer, but it is almost too much. this is what's left of his home is 30 megs of the law. quake happen suddenly at night. our houses were destroyed. 12 people for my family were killed. one and my purpose were heard. her who were the people killed the money to my wife's, my brothers money, some elders. and one of my sons remodeled gun william as though slowly at a creeping pace. in fact, aide is making its way to the areas that are most difficult to reach red,
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waiting for that aid at children like najia and her brother sitting on the rubble of what was their home. they lost their mother and 2 sisters. untold numbers of children have helped bury parents and elders and parents have buried children. abdulla bed last 13 members of his family, including children who were afghan helicopters can land food, water and medicine have already arrived. also importantly, tense, over night rainfall has added to the misery of those who have lost their homes and their loved ones. ha, ha ha. before we go, here's a quick look at the top story this hour. the u. s. supreme court has struck down the constitutional rights to abortions, earth decision hands the regulation of abortion, back to the u. s. states,
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or on half or expected to band the procedure or impose heavy restrictions. it's been a good week for stocks up to several bad ones. daniel winter has the details on business and after a quick break, just to ground for mon use at the top of the hour. and of course i website dw dot com has all the latest needs to find as twitter and instagram as well. at eat meetings. i'm totally almighty sometimes a seed is all you need to allow big ideas to grow. we're bringing environmental conservation to life with learning packs like global ideas. we will show you how climate change and environmental conservation is taking shape around the world and how we can all make a difference. knowledge grows through sharing,

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