Joe Biden after Supreme Court reversal of Roe vs.  Wade: "The health and lives of women in this nation are at risk"

Joe Biden After Supreme Court Reversal Of Roe Vs. Wade: “The Health And Lives Of Women In This Nation Are At Risk”

President Joe Biden condemned and branded today, Friday, as “cruel” the ruling of the Supreme Court of the United States that annulled the case Roe vs. Wade, the landmark decision that legalized abortion nationwide as a constitutional right.

The Democratic leader stressed that the decision, made by the majority of conservative judges in the highest judicial forum, is a determination that is the product of a “deliberate” effort to go back and take away rights from American citizens.

“Today is a sad day for the court and for the nation. The health and lives of women in this nation are at risk. Today the court with this decision eliminated a constitutional and fundamental right that had already been recognized. It is so extreme that women can be judged for taking care of their health or so extreme that women and girls can be forced to give birth,” Biden said with a tone of annoyance and frustration.

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“This is cruel and it is a decision that takes us back to the 1800s,” he added.

Defenders of women’s right to abortion demonstrate in front of the United States Supreme Court after revoking the constitutional right. (The Associated Press)

Thousands of people came to the court grounds to demonstrate against the determination of the majority of conservative judges.

Thousands of people came to the court grounds to demonstrate against the determination of the majority of conservative judges. (Jacquelyn Martin)

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez came to the demonstration  to show herself against the illegalization of abortion.

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez came to the demonstration to show herself against the illegalization of abortion. (Jacquelyn Martin)

The decision of the Supreme Court of the United States was already expected after a draft opinion was leaked that suggested the revocation of Roe v.  Wade.

The decision of the Supreme Court of the United States was already expected after a draft opinion was leaked that suggested the revocation of Roe v. Wade. (Gemunu Amarasinghe)

The decision impacts the entire nation and makes abortion illegal immediately in those states that had already promoted legislation in that direction.

The decision impacts the entire nation and makes abortion illegal immediately in those states that had already promoted legislation in that direction. (Jacquelyn Martin)

Ocasio Cortez during his speech at the demonstration in favor of abortion.

Ocasio Cortez during his speech at the demonstration in favor of abortion. (Jacquelyn Martin)

The right was guaranteed in the United States after the Roe vs.  Wade that occurred in 1973.

The right was guaranteed in the United States after the Roe vs. Wade that occurred in 1973. (Gemunu Amarasinghe)

President Joe Biden called the decision an act "cruel" that puts the health and life of women at risk.

President Joe Biden called the decision a “cruel” act that puts the health and lives of women at risk. (Gemunu Amarasinghe)

Members of the United States House of Representatives walk to the Supreme Court to demonstrate against the repeal of the right to abortion.

Members of the United States House of Representatives walk to the Supreme Court to demonstrate against the repeal of the right to abortion. (Steve Helberg)

The president assured that he will do everything possible to defend the right of women to decide on their bodies and for the protection of the privacy of American citizens. However, he recalled that the controversy could only be resolved through federal legislation approved by the United States Congress.

He said that with the current Congress there is no willingness, on the part of the Republicans, to approve legislation in that direction, for which he urged voters to choose in the next fall elections congressmen who ensure the protection of human rights. .

“This decision should not be the final word. With your vote you can act and have the final word. The Roe vs. Wade case is at the polls,” she said.

The White House had been preparing for this moment since a draft of the decision was leaked in May. Officials have met with state leaders, advocates, health professionals and others to prepare for a future without Roe v. Wade.

Now, Biden’s plans will be put to the test in terms of politics and performance.

Outside the Supreme Court, a crowd of abortion supporters multiplied by the hundreds after hearing the ruling. One of them chanted “legal abortion on demand” and “this decision should not be upheld” with a megaphone.

Transmission in Spanish:

Biden and other Democrats hope to use outrage over the Court’s decision to mobilize voters in the November midterm elections. Although national legislation guaranteeing access to abortion seems unattainable, more Democratic victories at the state level could limit Republican efforts to ban the practice.

In a statement, Attorney General Merrick Garland said the Justice Department “will work tirelessly to protect and promote reproductive freedom.” He noted that in addition to protecting providers and those seeking abortions in states where it remains legal, “we stand ready to work with other branches of the federal government that seek to use their legal authorities to protect and preserve access to reproductive care. ”

He also noted that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of mifepristone, a drug used to terminate pregnancies.

“States cannot ban mifepristone based on disagreement with FDA expert judgment on its safety and efficacy,” Garland said.

With information from The Associated Press.

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