September 27, 2022

Washington, DC – American President Joe Biden continues to promise to always protect women’s right to access abortion. The US Supreme Court, which is being dominated by conservative judges, has ruled that abortion is not a constitutional right, so the rules are returned to each state after previously having abortion rights. is federal law thanks to the decision of Roe v. Wade.

Reported by VOA Indonesia, Saturday (2/7/2022), President Biden has regretted the “tragic” and “extreme” decision by the Supreme Court to cancel Roe v. Wade. The 1973 ruling guaranteed a woman’s constitutional right to terminate her pregnancy.

“I can feel the public anger over this extremist trial, which is committed to getting America back with fewer rights, less autonomy, and politicians who attack the most personal decisions,” President Joe Biden said Friday at a meeting. virtual meeting with governors from Democrats, discussing the protection of abortion access.

Sixty-one percent of American adults say abortion should be legal in all or most cases, according to a recent Pew Research poll.

Biden said two more Democratic senators were needed to change the filibuster rules in the Senate. That way, a bill could be passed, which would codify abortion rights. The term filibuster describes actions designed to stall debate in order to delay or prevent a vote by members of Congress.

Biden warned that authorities in states that ban abortions could arrest women who wish to travel to other states to have abortions. He urged Americans to vote for members of Congress who support abortion rights.

Facebook and Instagram removed posts from users selling abortion pills. According to Meta, posts offering abortion pills violated the policy on pharmacy.

The US Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade on Friday. For your information, by canceling Roe v Wade, abortion in the US is prohibited in any case.

After that, social media users shared posts offering to send abortion pills to people about to have abortions.

Quoting The Verge, Wednesday (29/6), after the repeal of the rule, users who upload or offer abortion pills on Facebook or Instagram find their uploads removed or restricted by the platform provider. According to Motherboard and Associated Press.

An experiment by an Associated Press reporter offering to post abortion pills on Facebook was deleted just a minute after it was uploaded. Likewise with an experiment conducted by a reporter for The Verge who offered the abortion pill.

Previously, Meta’s restricted goods policy also prohibited drugs from being on its platform. The prohibition also applies to the sale, gift giving, to the transfer of firearms and marijuana.

Even so, the test uploads conducted by AP and The Verge on posts offering weapons and marijuana were not removed by Facebook.

In response, Meta spokesman Andy Stone tweeted, “content that attempts to buy, sell, trade, gift, solicit or donate drugs is not allowed (on the Meta platform).”

Stone said the post contained information about “the affordability and accessibility of prescription drugs allowed (on the Meta platform) and that the company is correcting examples of erroneous enforcement.”

Meta did not immediately respond to requests for clarification on how the policy was enforced and the differences.

For your information, in the days after Roe’s cancellation, social media became a major tool in spreading the word about available abortion resources.

However, moderation decisions by social media companies caused some of the major resource providers to lose access to their platforms as demand became very high.

A site that allows patients to find a care provider, Abortion Finder, has been temporarily suspended from Instagram. NBC News said this was because Meta argued under a restricted goods policy (on its platform). Now the account has been restored.

Amid data privacy concerns, Google said it would remove abortion clinics and other facilities from users’ location history.

After the United States Supreme Court ruling revoked abortion rights, Google and other tech giants have remained largely silent about how they would handle requests for user data in abortion-related investigations.

Privacy experts have flagged the vast amount of data collected by Google and other platforms — fearing it could be misused by law enforcement and anti-abortion groups.

In a new blog post, quoted from Engadget, Saturday (2/7), Google said it would try to remove location from users’ location history as soon as they visited an abortion clinic.

The company did not explain how exactly it would identify these locations, or how long the transfers would take. Google says the same process will apply to visits to other types of healthcare facilities.

“Some of the places people visit—including medical facilities such as counseling centers, domestic violence shelters, abortion clinics, fertility centers, addiction treatment facilities, weight loss clinics, cosmetic surgery clinics, and so on—can be very private. ,” wrote Google.

“Today, we’re announcing that if our systems identify that someone has visited one of these places, we’ll remove this entry from Location History as soon as they visit.”

The company also says that Fitbit will update its app so users can delete their period tracking information in bulk from the service.

Other period-tracking apps have also pledged to add new privacy and security features in recent days due to growing concerns the cycle-tracking app could become a target for law enforcement investigations.

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