(DCWatchdog.com) – President Joe Biden is focusing next month’s midterm elections on abortion rights as he promised to pass a federal law codifying access to abortion if the Democrats retain their majorities in both chambers of the US Congress.
At the end of June, the conservative majority of the US Supreme Court overturned the nearly 50-year-old Roe v. Wade ruling, again making abortion a state-level issue.
The justices’ decision was met with outrage by the left but allowed dozens of states to move to adopt partial or complete abortion bans.
On Tuesday at the Howard Theater in Washington, DC, Biden declared that potential Republican majorities in the US House of Representatives and Senate would have “dire consequences for reproductive health access.”
“The final say does not rest in the court now. It does not rest with extreme Republicans in Congress. It rests with you,” the president declared.
“Together, we’ll restore the right to choose for every woman in every state in America. So vote. You gotta get out the vote. We can do this if we vote,” Biden added, as cited by The Hill.
His speech at the event organized by the Democratic National Committee came just three before the midterms on November 8.
Latest public opinion polls have indicated that American voters are significantly more concerned about the sky-high inflation and the condition of the US economy than with the issue of abortion.
In his speech, the Democrat president declared he would like to sign a federal abortion law on the 50th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade ruling, which the US Supreme Court issued on January 22, 1973.
The anniversary in question would be a day after the next Congress is supposed to be sworn in on January 21, 2023.
Biden remarked that when Roe v. Wade made abortion legal nationwide, he was a 30-year-old US Senator in his first term.
In recent months, both Biden and other senior Democrats have emphasized Republican proposals in the US Congress for adopting a federal ban on abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
“If Republicans get their way with a national ban, it won’t matter where you live in America,” Biden argued in his new speech on the issue.
He tried to remind voters of the outburst of anger after June’s Supreme Court ruling, which reversed Roe v. Wade.
“Let me tell you something the court and the extreme Republicans who have spent decades trying to overturn Roe are about to find out,” the Democrat president stated.
“Come this November, we’re going to see what happens all over America, God willing,” Biden concluded.