Biden says abortion determines the “sad day” of the US Supreme Court

President Joe Biden’s decision on Friday (June 24) by the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the constitutional right to abortion is a “sad day” that denies American women dominating their destiny. Said there was.

“It’s a sad day for the court and the country,” Biden said in a White House speech.

By overturning the groundbreaking Roe v. Wade ruling in 1973, which protected the right to abortion, he said, “Let’s make it very clear that the health and life of women in this country is now at stake.” Stated.

The Roe v. Wade case “reaffirmed the basic principle of equality that women have the power to control their destiny.”

Biden said there was little he could do with a presidential order and called on Congress to restore the rights to abortion under federal law, calling on voters to elect legislators and state leaders to protect those rights.

Senior female White House officials awaited while Biden was speaking, including Susan Rice, head of domestic policy, Jen Klein, head of the Gender Policy Council, and Kate Bedingfield, a communications adviser.

Friday’s court recognizes women’s constitutional right to abortion and takes a dramatic step to overturn the ruling that has legalized it nationwide to Republicans and religious conservatives who want to limit or ban procedures. Brought a serious victory.

The court’s ruling was issued shortly after the 10 am ET, and many White House aides expected it to fall next week, so they fought for a reaction. Biden’s speech was announced about an hour later.

Biden, a Democrat and lifelong Catholic, opposed Law early in his career and later accepted the right to abortion. He made strong comments after the leaked draft opinion was revealed in May, but until then he had never spoken out the word “abortion” as president.

In May, many women’s advocates expressed deep dissatisfaction with the White House and Democrats in general after the draft decision was leaked, criticizing the urgency and lack of preparation.

Over the past few weeks, the White House has been preparing its response and actions that can be taken at meetings with several stakeholders, including abortion activists, privacy and constitutional experts.

(Reuters) Biden says abortion determines the “sad day” of the US Supreme Court

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