US Vice President Kamala Harris has slammed the country's Supreme Court over its recent abortion law ruling.
At the end of June, the US Supreme Court overturned a landmark ruling that had guaranteed the right to abortion in the US Constitution for almost 50 years. Now that this right is no longer protected by federal law, states can enact sweeping restrictions and prohibitions. Republican states in particular have already enacted restrictive abortion laws. The result of the Supreme Court ruling is also a patchwork of regulations. The US Supreme Court's decision sparked an outcry among pro-choice advocates.
The presiding judge of the Supreme Court, John Roberts, reacted in a rather rare speech to the broad criticism of the court. At an event in the state of Colorado, he said, "Just because people disagree with a decision is no reason to question the legitimacy of the court."