Australians living in the United States 1973 ro v. Surprised by the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Wade’s decision – some are even considering going back down.
The landmark decision recognized Americans’ constitutional right to abortion and made it legal nationwide.
But as of last Friday, federal protection for abortion in the United States has been lifted, meaning that the decision on the legality of abortion is in the hands of the states.
Australians, both at home and in the United States, shared their reactions to the news.
Australians both at home and in the U.S. have shared their reactions to the U.S. Supreme Court’s dismissal of Rowe Wade, removing federal protection for abortion. (Photo: Abortion rights protesters in Jackson, Mississippi)
Sophie Hanson, a freelance writer who moved to New York City in 2019, told Cricket that she was “sick.”
“The fact that only six unelected people can make decisions on religious grounds that affect half the country is frightening, dangerous and hypocritical,” she said.
“In this country, gun rights are more important than my uterus. That’s a mess.”
Ms Hanson and her husband have chosen to remain childless, but the news still scares her for the future of the country.
He said he would consider returning to Australia if the government imposed a nationwide abortion ban.
“I’m scared to see a future where hardline Christian Republican Mike Pence, who is now calling for a national abortion ban, will win the presidency. If he does, it could persuade me to move,” she told Cricket.
Digital strategist Michael Chaito, who flew to the U.S. in 2019, said the U.S. was moving in the “wrong direction” by reversing Rowe v. Wade and still with slow gun laws.
He says the United States is moving toward a “less secure, less equal and less healthy society.”
Australians returning home this Friday and Saturday to perform in major capital cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Canberra have also reacted negatively to the decision.
NITV journalist Rachel Knowles told News.com.
“It’s been very aggressive over the last few years.”
Meanwhile, Gareth Nicholas Ritchie told the publication: ‘Policing a woman’s body shows me that the United States is not a country that anyone should look at. The “ideal” US does not exist. ‘
Freelance writer Sophie Hanson (pictured) lives with her husband in New York. She said the news made her ‘sick’. She believes she can return to Australia if the national abortion ban is enforced
The Supreme Court has disputed the controversy. Elected to overturn Wade, a nearly 50-year-old decision that gave women the constitutional right to abortion, sparked widespread protests. (Photo: Protesters in Jackson, Mississippi)
Australia’s four tech billionaires Wade’s response to the Supreme Court’s decision has led to a backlash from Australia for bankrolling his American staff and a friend for safe and legal abortions.
Graphic design platform Canva Software has joined Juggernaut Atlassian, both Sydney-based companies that have been spectacularly successful globally, offering to pay for travel and accommodation for U.S. employees.
In recent memory, the moves and accompanying statements of the four richest Australians behind Australia’s two most successful tech companies are a remarkable flex against American conservative rights.
Combined Atlasian CEOs Mike Cannon-Brooks and Scott Farkhar are valued at $ 27.83 billion and $ 26.41 billion, respectively, while canvas owners Melanie Perkins and Cliff Obrach are jointly valued at 13.82 billion.
All four are in the top 10 richest Australians released by the AFR last week.
In a statement to the Daily Mail Australia, Canvas said it was “concerned” [US] Society. ‘
“We are deeply concerned by the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Rowe Wade – concerned for the millions of people who have lost access to safe health care, concerned for our team in the United States directly affected by the changes in the law.” As a result of this decision for the society, a spokesman for Canvas said.
In a statement provided to the Daily Mail Australia, Cannava said it would cover travel and accommodation for its US employees to reach a safe abortion and was “concerned”. [US] Society ‘
Atlasian will immediately pay US-based employees – and ‘travel and accommodation’ costs for a ‘friend’ – so they can get a safe abortion (pictured) co-founder Mike Cannon-Brooks who tweeted the policy Saturday morning, with wife Anne Cannon-Brooks )
Despite threats from Republican senators not to do so, many Australian companies are quick to offer such benefits.
Atlassian has about 3,000 U.S.-based employees, while Canva is believed to have about 100.
Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Netflix, Starbucks, Tesla, Meta (Facebook), Uber, Goldman Sachs and Citigroup have pledged to provide material assistance to employees seeking abortion.
With millions of women expected to cross U.S. state lines to access legal abortion, many employers have added ‘critical healthcare’ packages to employee benefit programs.
“We value the spectrum of personal views on this issue, we believe that safe health care is a human right,” the statement added.
‘In addition to our current welfare proposals … As a first step, from today, we are covering the cost of travel and accommodation in the United States-based convents and the state of restricted or restricted access to abortion care for the person they choose to support. . ‘
Despite threats from Republican senators (co-founders and joint CEOs of Picture Atlasian Canon-Brooks and Scott Farquhar) not to do so – the Australian company is one of many that will soon offer such benefits.
Mike Brooks-Cannon on social media on Saturday tried to raise awareness about his company’s official position in the US Supreme Court’s decision on abortion.
Atlasian made it clear on Saturday morning that it would immediately pay the “travel and accommodation” costs for US-based workers – and “a friend” – so they could have a safe abortion.
Atlasian billionaire co-founder Mike Cannon-Brooks tweeted his company’s ‘disappointment’ response and an insulting statement on Saturday morning.
Half of the US states are expected to ban abortion following Supreme Court rulings in Texas, Utah, Mississippi and Georgia. Florida may extend existing restrictions on abortion after 15 weeks.
Abortion is legal in California, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Nevada and Colorado.
Atlasian billionaire co-founder and co-CEO Mike Cannon-Brooks tweeted his company’s ‘disappointment’ response on Saturday morning with an outrageous statement.
“From today, reimbursement for travel and accommodation for yourself and a friend will be offered to U.S. employees residing in states where abortion is prohibited or restricted,” the statement said.
“Today’s Supreme Court decision not only deprives women and pregnant women of their rights, but also puts their health and safety at risk.
“Atlasian we are disappointed with this decision and stand firm against the restriction and removal of rights.”
It also states that the health and safety of employees is a ‘priority’, including their ‘right to access to safe and legal reproductive health care’.