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President Joe Biden issued a statement to give his opinion regarding the draft that was leaked Monday about a possible Supreme Court decision on abortion. According to the document, the termination of pregnancy would be banned throughout the United States and it would be up to the states to decide.
“I believe that a woman’s right to choose is fundamental, Roe has been the law of the land for nearly fifty years, and basic fairness and the stability of our law demand that it not be overturned,” Biden said in a document released by the White House.
Joe Biden in favor of abortion
In the statement, Biden highlighted that his administration has taken a number of measures in favor of abortion, and therefore assured that he is ready when any ruling on the subject is issued: “If the Court does overturn Roe, it will fall on our nation’s elected officials at all levels of government to protect a woman’s right to choose,” he said.
However, the president indicated that “We do not know whether this draft is genuine or whether it reflects the final decision of the Court.” According to the alleged 67-page draft said to have been written in February, the Court concludes that the 1992 Roe and Supreme Court decision in Planned Parenthood v. Casey is not based on the Constitution.
“It will fall on voters to elect pro-choice officials this November,” he insisted.
Abortion is an issue that keeps different sectors of society debating. Several Republican states have pushed measures to prevent abortion. Last month, for example, the Florida Senate approved a bill to ban abortions after 15 weeks of gestation. According to estimates by the pro-life outlet LifeNews, the measure will save at least 5,000 babies each year.