President Biden blasted the US Supreme Court Friday after the Justices overturned Roe V Wade, sending the issue of abortion back to the individual states and their elected officials.
President Biden called the Supreme Court’s decision a “tragic error” and implored voters to elect candidates in November who will support abortion rights and broader rights to privacy.
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“Now with Roe gone, let’s be very clear. The health and life of women in this nation are now at risk,” Biden said in a Friday afternoon speech.
“Make no mistake: this decision is a culmination of a deliberate effort over decades to upset the balance of our law,” Biden said. “It’s a realization of an extreme ideology, and a tragic error by the Supreme Court, in my view.”
“Imagine having, a young woman having … to carry the child of incest, as a consequence of incest, with no option,” Biden said. “Too often the case, that poor women are going to be hit the hardest. It’s cruel.”
“And if Congress, as it appears, lacks the votes to do that now, voters need to make their voices heard,” he added.