Biden says battle over abortion rights in U.S. “not over yet”

"Either we elect federal senators and representatives to codify abortion rights into law, or Republicans will try to ban abortions across the country," the U.S. leader stressed.


The President of the United States, Joe Biden, assured a group of state governors from the Democratic Party that the battle for abortion rights is «not over» and that he intends to do everything possible to integrate it into the country’s legislation. In this line, he mentioned that he will repeal if necessary the filibuster rule, the main tool of the conservative Republican opposition to overturn the process in the U.S. Congress.

To this end, the President stressed the importance of the November legislative elections, where the Democrats would need a majority in the House of Representatives and at least two more votes (out of 48) to try to eliminate the rule.

Democrats hold 50 seats, but their senators from West Virginia (Joe Manchin) and Arizona (Kyrsten Sinema) have said they oppose the change.

«Either we elect federal senators and representatives to codify abortion rights into law, or Republicans will try to ban abortions across the country,» Biden said.

The U.S. president said he shares «the public outrage» following last week’s Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v Wade – the effective nullification of abortion as a constitutional right – by order of an «extremist» court that seems «hell-bent on taking America backwards.»

In the face of that move, the White House announced two immediate countermeasures in the form of legal safeguards to ensure that states that ban abortion do not prevent women from traveling elsewhere to voluntarily terminate their pregnancies.

«The stakes are high,» Biden added, during a conversation in which he promised the Democratic governors that the White House would keep in touch with them to plan new strategies.


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