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ah ah ah ah, this is deed of the news live from berlin. the u. s. supreme court has struck down the constitutional rights to an abortion justices overturn the landmark roll versus the way decision triggering immediate abortion bands in several states. we look at what the ruling means of millions of women in america, also coming up a major retreat ukraine, order its troops to leave the city of very dynette. after a week, the fighting and relentless attacks by the russians. and protesters in ecuador
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clash with police for the 12th day running, storing food and fuel prices of push tension to boiling point of the violet escalate. the president says, processed as a trying to stage a coup. ah, antonio aladdin. 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 and shining a woman's right to an abortion that leave it to the u. s. states to set their own abortion laws around half an hour expected to restrict access to abortions. some have already announced outright benz ha. the moment they've been waiting for
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anti abortion activists. 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's 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, norman, a canvie, a texas woman seeking an abortion. since state law only allowed 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 the justices ruled 7 to 2 that a woman's right to privacy superseded a states right to ban abortion.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
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a fierce legal battle. the republicans added an anti abortion stance to their platform and effort to enlist support from the religious right. 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 today lost a fundamental constitutional protection. we dissent this cause. many politicians and observers have criticized the supreme court for becoming too political in post
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ro, america. more than half of the 50 states are expected to quickly ban or severely 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. jim ronald is a lawyer and the u. s. presidential historian, i spoke to him earlier and asked what this supreme court ruling means for women in the united states. 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 sex marriage in all sorts of other issues that fall under constitutional protection
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. 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 all 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 prohibit abortion, but congress can pass such a law. 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 should be married carland obama's nominee who is blocked for almost a year and
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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. the supreme court decision in the united states as drawing a lot of international criticism. canadian prime minister, just introduce tweeting the news coming out of the u. s. is horrific. my heart goes out to the millions of american women who are now set to lose their legal right to an abortion french president among them across saying abortion is a fundamental right for all women. it must be protected. and in scotland, 1st minister nicola sturgeon said, fridays ruling mark to one of the darkest days for women's rights in her lifetime.
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turn now to ukraine, where after weeks of fierce fighting ukrainian forces have begun retreating from the eastern city of severity and ask to move to stronger positions that according to a regional official recent days, have seen russian forces make significant gains around the strategically key city. russia is trying to and circle re cranium forces and take control of the entire don bass region. local ukrainian officials say the fighting is intensifying and no way in the east is safe any more for residence. did of course one, an economy is in ukraine and told us more about the significance of the retreat from the very dentist. this is obviously a big deal. definitely. this is talk news here in ukraine, but it's sort of expected. i think the crane government has prepared public opinion and world opinion even for this 4 weeks now. distress you will,
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along as basically been to make the russians pay as high price possible for the smallest possible gains. similar to what we saw and mario will 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 security in terms of the weapons available. we've heard different figures, ukrainian government figures talking about 10 times more artillery in the russian on 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 can soon, i guess from this a chance to in the hope that they will minimize losses to their own forces. and really they give themselves a chance of continuing this battle without losing in non controlled and kind of dangerous, chaotic way. now let's take a quick look at some other stories making headlines. at this hour. thousands of people have rallied in the georgia capital to listen to show their support for the
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former soviet republic joining the european union protest as are 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 e. u for the application to be reassessed. 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 tried to breach the border. malia is a popular crossing point for migrants from sub saharan africa, trying to get into europe in afghanistan, taliban officials, they, they've ended their search for survivors. after wednesday's powerful earthquake, at least a 1000 people were killed and many more injured aid groups and now rushing to get food, tents and medical supplies to the region up to
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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 good and make them de la quake happen. certainly at night our houses were destroyed. 12 people for my family were killed. one of my brothers were hurt. who are the people killed the money to my wife's, my brother's money, some elders. and one of my sons removal gunnery was i will slowly at a creeping pace, in fact, aide is making its way to the areas that are most difficult to reach red, waiting for that aid 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
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abed lost 13 members of his family, including children where afghan helicopters can land, food, water and medicine have already arrived. also importantly, tense, overnight rainfall has added to the misery of those who have lost their homes and their loved ones to ecuador now, where protesters and police of class were a 12 consecutive day as a nationwide strike turns increasingly violent. indigenous groups, the leading, the demonstrations triggered by soaring food prices and the high cost of living with tension that boiling point. a good as president is accusing the protest leader trying to stage a coup. ah, police and protesters square off in ecuador is capital quito. several protesters
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have died in scores on both sides have been injured. the economy has taken a massive hit all while the countries citizens struggle to feed their families. yoga i on minimum wage a $425.00 a month. and i have 4 children and it's not enough, but another food prices have sword. even basics, like cooking oil in the, in december, it cost $2.00 and we sold 3 bottles for $5.00. now it cost $4.45 tuttleton, but what do they think? the protest began over fuel prices, but have grown to include a number of demands for economic relief, ecuador, his president, who has offered some concessions. but now says the unrest is a threat to his government. a 2nd would allow, it has been proven that the true intention of those who were violent is to generate a qu, battle,
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he pulled it off and that is why we call on the international community. you're not to warn against this attempt, the to destabilize democracy in ecuador, that lisa law, they will garcia, inequality. but les wanted us isa in the indigenous organizer, who called the protests, says he's not interested in toppling the president. he wants solutions for ecuador is poor little the mean people tell me, is it really is a harsh reality. what is happening phillips, that that's why at this moment the ecuadorian population has risen up. it's not because of madmen or vandals, i want you to understand it's poverty right now. many of our young people are being recruited by drug traffickers and hired assassins working off because they're offering economic opportunities. frustration has reached a boiling point. what began as a protest movement has turned ugly as protesters fight with police. several embassies, including germany and the u. s. have asked both sides negotiate before the
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situation deteriorates any further. that's it for now, but daniel winters up next with dw business and the sticker on for more news at the top of the hour. and of course our website d, w dot com has got all the latest news. i'm told me on lagoon for myself on the team . thanks for watching with ah, what people have to say matters to us. mm. no, that's why we listen to their stories. reporting every weekend on d. w is the end of the pandemic in site. we show what it could look like.


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