Biden pledges to enact abortion rights with two other Democratic senators: ‘I promise you’

Biden pledges to enact abortion rights with two other Democratic senators: ‘I promise you’

President Joe Biden said Friday he would sign legislation restoring women’s reproductive rights to the state they were in before the Supreme Court overturned it. Roe vs. Wade if voters elect two more Democrats to the US Senate in November.

“If you give me two more senators in the United States Senate, I promise you, I promise you, we will codify deer and again do deer the law of the land,” Biden said, addressing attendees at a Democratic National Committee event at the headquarters of the nation’s largest teachers’ union, the National Education Association.

Because of Senate rules that, in practice, require a 60-vote supermajority to advance most laws, Democratic-sponsored bills to protect a woman’s right to an abortion have languished at the end of the day. upper room. But with a 52-vote majority, Democrats could change Senate rules to allow such legislation to receive a yes or no vote in the Senate.

With 46 days until voters determine whether Democrats will retain control of the House and Senate, Democrats are addressing reproductive rights as the signature issue of their closing campaign.

The focus on abortion – and the promise to codify the quarterly framework set out in the landmark Roe vs. Wade A case that the Supreme Court struck down last summer gave Democrats a boost in the polls, leading some to believe they could defy history by keeping one or both chambers on Capitol Hill.

Mr Biden urged the crowd of supporters at NEA headquarters to think about “what’s on the ballot” in November, listing a list of three issues: abortion, gun control fire and social security.

“The power to get things done is in the hands of the American people, especially women,” he said. “I don’t think MAGA Republicans have a clue about the power of American women. Let me tell you something: they are about to find out.

Since the Supreme Court overturned deer and gave states the ability to force women to carry unwanted pregnancies to term, 13 states have already implemented outright bans on abortion procedures. Nearly half of all states have at least some limits, an outright ban, or have attempted to adopt one.

Some Republicans, including South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, have pushed for a nationwide ban on abortion, though Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has suggested the abortion issue should stay the same. one of the laws of the state.

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