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What a Netanyahu Comeback Could Mean for Abortion Rights

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30.06.2022

People the world over were shocked. The United States, the symbol of democracy, and its Constitution, which was synonymous with concern for individual freedom, decided to return itself to the beginning of the previous century.

The Supreme Court ruling, which revoked the right to abortion, came at the right time. It is challenging American society and suddenly exposing the gap between religious and conservative Republicans from Alabama and Texas, and the “American Spirit,” which is responsible for immortal artistic and cultural creations and is famous for its tolerance. Supporters of the ruling want a United States in the spirit of the benighted Middle Ages, and its opponents will have to wage a determined battle to change the face of their country.

I recall two visits to the United States that were a good reflection of this different spirit. One was in San Francisco, in 1977. Mayor Dianne Feinstein, who later became an important senator,........

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