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Western countries dismayed by US Supreme Court's abortion ruling

Several of the United States' Western allies responded with anger and dismay on Friday after the Supreme Court overturned a 50-year-old ruling that legalised abortion nationwide. 
 
Speaking at a press conference during a summit of Commonwealth leaders in Rwanda, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson described the ruling as a big step backwards.
 
The US is already home to some of the more restrictive abortion laws among its democratic allies in the G7 and other international alliances.
 
But Friday's judgment isolated it further from much of the West on the issue of women's reproductive health.
 
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the news coming out of the United States is horrific. 
 
French President Emmanuel Macron expressed solidarity with women in the US, and called abortion a fundamental right for all women.
 


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