United States: Alabama remains in the Stone Age, where women are deprived of their rights

United States: Alabama remains in the Stone Age, where women are deprived of their rights
United States: Alabama remains in the Stone Age, where women are deprived of their rights

The American South did not just enforce a strict ban on abortion. Ultra-conservative Republicans continue to attack the freedoms of American women, with dramatic consequences like in Alabama, where the “sanctity of unborn life” has been anchored in the Constitution. With LéNA, discover the best of European journalism.


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By Stefanie Bolzen (“Die Welt”)

Published on 06/18/2024 at 4:15 p.m.
Reading time: 4 min

VSIt was March 25, 1965. “How long?” Not much time ! », Exclaimed Martin Luther King in front of the Montgomery Chamber of Deputies and in front of 25,000 delirious demonstrators. For five days, they had marched from the small town of Selma to the capital of Alabama. Shortly later, black people in America were granted equal rights, at least legally, after centuries of oppression.

This speech by Martin Luther King, a highlight of the civil rights movement in the United States, will soon be 60 years old. However, in Alabama, civil rights are still not guaranteed for everyone, and especially not for all. Barely 200 meters from the steps where Martin Luther King gave his speech, the local Supreme Court handed down a decision at the end of February that perfectly illustrates the direction conservative America is taking at the moment: completely backwards.



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