President Joe Biden has promised to codify abortion rights if Democrats keep control of Congress in the upcoming midterm elections.
‘The court got Roe right nearly 50 years ago and I believe the Congress should codify Roe, once and for all,’ said Biden at a Democratic National Committee event at the Howard Theatre in Washington, DC, on Tuesday.
‘If we do that, here’s the promise I make to you and the American people: The first bill I will send to the Congress will be to codify Roe v Wade. And when Congress passes it, I’ll sign it in January, 50 years after Roe was first decided the law of the land.’
Biden urged Americans to remember when the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade and the constitutional right to abortion in June.
‘I want you to remember that the final say does not rest in the Court now. It does not rest with extremist Republicans in Congress. The final say about your right to choose… rests with you,’ he said.
‘And if you do your part and vote, Democratic leaders in Congress I promise you will do our part. I’ll do my part.’
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