Joe Biden Wants to Restore Abortion Rights, Calls US Supreme Court ‘Out of Control’
President Joe Biden said on Friday that federal law offers the fastest path to restoring US abortion rights and urged voters to elect lawmakers of their choice in upcoming elections regardless The Supreme Court is “out of control”.
Under pressure to take a tougher line on women’s reproductive rights, Biden signed an executive order to increase access to abortion after what he described as a “terrible” decision. horrible, extreme” court to eliminate the constitutional right to pregnancy.
But the president, whose ability to maneuver on the matter is limited, said the most effective response would be through the ballot box in the midterm elections in November by giving him control of the agency. legislative authority.
“Vote, vote, vote,” he said in an appeal specifically aimed at American women.
“The fastest way to restore Roe is through the Roe encryption national law, which I’ll sign as soon as it’s passed at my desk. We can’t wait,” Biden said, referring to Roe. to the 1973 Roe v Wade ruling establishing the right to abortion.
If Republicans take control of Congress, he also vowed to veto any attempt to pass a federal abortion ban.
“We cannot allow an out-of-control Supreme Court to work with Republican extremists to take away our individual liberties and autonomy,” he said.
Biden has been criticized from within his Democratic Party for perceived inaction since the Supreme Court ruling on June 24.
Following the ruling, some states have banned or severely restricted abortion, and others are expected to follow suit.
– ‘Not nearly enough’ –
Many Democrats, often speaking anonymously to the press, have complained that Biden and his team failed to respond satisfactorily to the Supreme Court’s ruling.
Seeking recovery, Biden on Friday signed an executive order designed to protect sensitive data related to women’s health and “fight digital surveillance related to health care services.” reproductive health care.”
Advocacy groups are warning about the risks posed by women’s online data such as geolocation and apps that track their menstrual cycles, which they say could be used to track monitor women who have had abortions.
Biden’s order also seeks to protect mobile clinics deployed to the border of states that ban abortion.
The administration wants to ensure access to contraceptives and abortion pills, and set up a network of volunteer attorneys to help women with abortion issues, the White House says. said.
“The executive actions being taken are necessary first steps, but not nearly enough,” Women’s March director Rachel O’Leary Carmona said in a statement.
“I urge the government to recognize the real emergency we are in. Be creative. Start trying. Don’t let standards, decency, or ‘tradition’ get in your way. Life is on the edge.”
But there’s not much Biden can do against the Supreme Court, or the states hostile to him, as he lacks a solid majority in Congress.
So he is urging Americans to vote and vote Democrat in the midterm elections.
The goal is to codify abortion rights into federal law, which would override state decisions to ban the procedure.
Many Democrats fear this voting drive will fail. Biden is currently an unpopular president, and the biggest worry Americans have these days is sky-high inflation.
And beyond the issue of abortion, some Democrats wonder if Biden, 79, a centrist who avoids headlines, is capable of confronting an actively conservative American of the age. political tension or not.
All he had to do was look at the newspaper editorials of recent days, even in newspapers deemed sympathetic.
“Was Joe Biden the wrong president at the time?” read a headline Thursday in The Washington Post, while The Atlantic asked “Is Biden a man out of date?”
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