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Biden delivers remarks on the historic overturning of Roe v. Wade

Added 06-24-22 01:07:02pm EST - “President Joe Biden speaks publicly Friday afternoon, just hours after the Supreme Court officially overturned the constitutional right to abortion.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Biden delivers remarks on the historic overturning of Roe v. Wade”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

People protest about abortion on Friday outside the Supreme Court in Washington. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

"The health and life of women of our nation are now at risk," Biden said. "Make no mistake. This decision is the culmination of a deliberate effort over decades to upset the balance of our law."

"Voters need to make their voices heard," Biden said, calling on voters to elect candidates that will restore the right to an abortion at the congressional and local level. "This fall Roe is on the ballot. Personal freedoms are on the ballot. The right to privacy, liberty, equality, they're all on the ballot."

The president said he would look to use his power to protect the women in the states that may ban abortion.

"The Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of each State from regulating or prohibiting abortion. Roe and Casey arrogated that authority," the court's conservatives wrote in their majority opinion. The Court overrules those decisions and returns that authority to the people and their elected representatives."

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