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Women’s rights are a pending task in the United States

Women’s rights are a pending task in the United States

Washington, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Texas law limiting the right to abortion is today a setback for the struggle of US women against sexism and discrimination prevailing in the country.
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Since the Supreme Court refused to block the legislation, a request by hundreds of Texan activists, human rights defenders took to the streets chanting ‘Bans off our bodies’.

The measure bans abortion once heart activity is detected on an ultrasound, something that usually happens as early as the first six weeks of pregnancy, at which point the woman begins to perceive that she is pregnant.

The new ‘fetal heartbeat’ law was passed in other states such as Georgia, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Ohio.

This came at a time when women’s rights activists were looking forward to the course of their struggle thanks to an important rule recently endorsed in Connecticut.

Connecticut General Assembly passed Bill 5088 to reward Patricia ‘Pidgie’ D’Allessio for her help in taking a sexual predator and murderer off Hartford´s streets in the 1950s.

Texas’ law, the most restrictive in the country on abortion, will create nearly insurmountable drawbacks for certain vulnerable populations such as teenage girls who often do not realize they are pregnant until an advanced stage, The New York Times warned.

Much remains to be done in terms of women’s rights in the United States. I have been fighting for the same cause for 50 years, and I know that encouraging news is often accompanied by too disappointing news. The fight continues, activist Ronee King tweeted.

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