ROE V WADE ABORTION RIGHTS: President Biden’s statement on Supreme Cou…

ROE V WADE ABORTION RIGHTS: President Biden’s statement on Supreme Cou…

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KDVR) — President Joe Biden released a statement Tuesday morning after a draft was released Monday that showed that the Supreme Court is poised to overturn the landmark 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade that protects the federal right to abortion.

The president said, “We do not know whether this draft is genuine, or whether it reflects the final decision of the Court.”

Draft ruling shows Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade: report

Read the complete statement here:
With that basic caveat, I want to be clear on three points about the situations before the Supreme Court. 
First, my administration argued strongly before the Court in defense of Roe v. Wade. We said that Roe is based on “a long line of precedent recognizing ‘the Fourteenth Amendment’s concept of personal liberty’… against government interference with intensely personal decisions.” I believe that a woman’s right to choose is basic, Roe has been the law of the land for almost fifty years, and basic fairness and the stability of our law need that it not be overturned.
Second, shortly after the enactment of Texas law SB 8 and other laws restricting women’s reproductive rights, I directed my Gender Policy Council and White House Counsel’s Office to prepare options for an Administration response to the continued attack on abortion and reproductive rights, under a variety of possible outcomes in the situations pending before the Supreme Court. We will be ready when any ruling is issued.
Third, if the Court does overturn Roe, it will fall on our nation’s elected officials at all levels of government to protect a woman’s right to choose. And it will fall on voters to elect pro-choice officials this November.  At the federal level, we will need more pro-choice Senators and a pro-choice majority in the House to adopt legislation that codifies Roe, which I will work to pass and sign into law.

President Joe Biden Colorado leaders, groups react to Roe v. Wade news

Several Colorado lawmakers and advocacy groups were quick to react to a U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion, their complete statements here.

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