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Pence says US right to abortion consigned to ‘ash heap of history’

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Former US vice president Mike Pence on Friday said the right to abortion had been “consigned to the ash heap of history” as he hailed a Supreme Court ruling that ended 50 years of constitutional protections.

“By returning the question of abortion to the states and the people, this Supreme Court has righted a historic wrong, and reaffirmed the right of the American people to govern themselves,” said Pence, a Republican potential presidential candidate and leading anti-abortion campaigner.


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