president Joe Biden Reacted on Tuesday A draft opinion of the Supreme Court leaked It will overturn the Roe v. Wade decision by calling on elected officials across the United States to protect women’s right to abortion.
“I believe women’s right to choice is fundamental, Roe “It has been the law of the country for almost 50 years, and basic fairness and stability of the law require that the law not be overturned,” Biden said in a statement. “
Biden also called for an election of “more pro-senators and a majority of pro-members” this fall to pass federal law to secure the right to abortion.
And he later told reporters that if the rationale used in the leaked decision was formally approved by the Supreme Court, “all other decisions related to the concept of privacy would be questioned. It means. “
“If it becomes a law and what is left to be written, it goes far beyond the concern of whether or not it has the right to choose, and goes into other basic rights,” Biden said. Said.
“The right to marry, the right to decide everything.” Many members of the court do not recognize that our Constitution has the right to privacy. I strongly believe that there is. “
Democratic President’s statement the next day Bomb report by Politico On a draft opinion written by Judge Samuel Alito of the Supreme Court on cases related to the new restricted abortion law in Mississippi.
The leaked draft shows that a majority of the Supreme Court voted to overturn the nearly 50-year-old Roe v. Wade decision, along with another decision confirming the constitutional rights to abortion.
If the content of the opinion is finalized by the court, individual states may either ban abortion altogether or limit the procedures currently permitted much more severely.
“I don’t know if this draft is genuine or if it reflects the court’s final decision,” Biden said hours before the court’s Supreme Court justice, John Roberts. Confirmed its credibility and announced that it ordered an investigation To leak.
However, Biden said his “government insisted in court to defend the Roe v. Wade case.”“”
“We said Roe was based on a long precedent that admitted’the concept of personal freedom in the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution’… against the government’s violent interference with personal decisions,” he said. Said.
Biden also told White House lawyers and his gender policy council and White House advisory office “against ongoing attacks” shortly after Texas passed a law banning abortion as early as six weeks gestation. He instructed the government to prepare options for response. ” Under various consequences of abortion and reproductive rights that can occur in cases pending in the Supreme Court. “
“Once the decision is issued, we’re ready,” Biden said.
If the Supreme Court overturns Roe “”Protecting women’s choices will be left to our civil servants elected at all levels of government. “
“And it will be up to voters to elect a pro-choice official in November of this year,” the president said.
“At the federal level, more pro-senators and a majority of pros will be needed in the House of Representatives to adopt a codifying law. egg, I work to get this through and sign the law, “he said.
Biden’s statement does not specifically support the Senate’s 60-vote threshold, known as the Filibuster Rule, and its parliament’s passage of a bill that protects the right to abortion with only 50 votes. It was.
The Democratic Party currently occupies 48 seats, has a rally of two independent caucuses, and has a tiebreaker vote from Vice President Kamala Harris.
Biden says he supports the move to “blow up filibuster” as is known in Washington since the Supreme Court’s decision to challenge Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban was revealed. I have been exposed to strong pressure. What is guaranteed by Roe will probably be completely destroyed or overthrown.
But even if Biden upheld the change in the filibuster rule and allowed the Senate to pass a bill enshrining abortion protection with a simple majority, it wouldn’t even get the Senate’s 50 votes he needed. I’m not sure. To do so.
Because the Senate is evenly divided between Republicans and Democrats and Independents, all 50 Senators who hold caucuses with Democrats need to support the Filibuster Reform and the Abortion Protection Bill.
This spring, West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin said A bill called the Women’s Health Protection Act was seen as a trial balloon on how the abortion protection bill works among Democrats.
The Democratic Party has a majority in the House of Representatives, and a simple majority is needed to pass the bill.
Prior to Politico’s report on Monday, there was widespread concern among Democrats about losing a majority in both parliaments in this fall election.
Democrats are outraged by the content of the draft that Arito leaked, but it is also expected that voters will be more motivated to support the party in the next election as the Roe v. Wade case may be cancelled. rice field.
Political parties holding the White House routinely suffer significant losses in the midterm elections of parliamentary seats.