Biden ‘Sad’ About US Supreme Court’s Abortion Ban


Joe Biden

After the Supreme Court reversed the landmark Roe v. Wade decision on Friday, June 24, US President Joe Biden vowed to do all in his power to defend abortion rights and urged voters to pick state and congressional representatives who will support the procedure.

From the White House, Biden discussed the decision that, after almost 50 years, takes away a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion.

Tens of millions of individuals will be impacted by the decision, which is anticipated to result in over half of American states prohibiting or severely restricting medical operation.

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Biden said;

I believe Roe v. Wade was the correct decision as a matter of constitutional law and application of the fundamental right to privacy and liberty and matters of family and personal autonomy.

It’s a sad day for our country but it doesn’t mean the fight is over.

He also urged Americans to elect more pro-choice lawmakers in the House and Senate in November’s midterm elections.

We need to restore the protections of Roe as law of the land. We need to elect officials who will do that.

This is not over.

In a 5-4 ruling, the nation’s highest court tossed out Roe v. Wade, the landmark law that established the constitutional right to abortion in the United States in 1973.

As a young senator, Biden, a lifelong Roman Catholic and the second president of the faith since Democrat John F. Kennedy, denounced the Roe decision. Despite disagreements with Catholic dogma nearly fifty years later, Biden has emerged as an advocate for abortion rights.

Because of his stance on abortion, several American bishops have publicly demanded that Biden not be allowed to partake in the Catholic ritual of communion at Mass.

At several pivotal moments, including Friday, the president has stood up for the right. In response to the decision, he promised to use all of the authority at his disposal to ensure that no one is denied access to legal abortion care.

As protesters decry the decision across the country, he also urged Americans not to resort to violence.

He said;

I call on everyone no matter how deeply they care about this decision to keep all protests peaceful, peaceful, peaceful, peaceful, no intimidation. Violence is never acceptable.


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