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Biden: Ready to Protect 'Fundamental' Right to Abortion

Biden: Ready to Protect 'Fundamental' Right to Abortion
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By    |   Tuesday, 03 May 2022 10:39 AM EDT

President Biden said on Tuesday he does not know whether a leaked Supreme Court draft decision overturning a constitutional right to abortion is genuine or final, but his administration is ready to protect abortion rights when a ruling is issued.

"I believe that a woman’s right to choose is fundamental," Biden said in a statement, adding that if the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion is overturned, elected officials will need to protect a woman's right to choose and voters should elect abortion rights candidates in November.

He also urged voters to elect politicians who support abortion rights.

"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. And it will fall on voters to elect pro-choice officials this November," Biden closed. "At the federal level, we will need more pro-choice Senators and a pro-choice majority in the House to adopt legislation that codifies Roe, which I will work to pass and sign into law."

Reuters was not immediately able to confirm the authenticity of the draft opinion, which was posted by Politico late on Monday. The Supreme Court declined to comment.

"Roe was egregiously wrong from the start," conservative Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the draft opinion dated Feb. 10, according to a copy Politico posted to its website.

Based on Alito's opinion, the court would find that the Roe v. Wade decision that allowed abortions performed before a fetus would be viable outside the womb - between 24 and 28 weeks of pregnancy - was wrongly decided because the U.S. Constitution makes no specific mention of abortion rights.

This report contains material from Reuters.

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