August 16, 2022

Joe Biden acknowledges Democrats cannot codify abortion rights

Democrats are outraged that Roe v. Wade, which granted abortion rights via judicial fiat, has been overturned. Still, President Joe Biden is lamenting the dismal prospects for making abortion legal.

Biden said Democrats simply “don’t have the votes in the Senate” to make the necessary moves to legalize abortion via legislation, Breitbart reported. The president said this Friday while raging about the Supreme Court decision that was released a week earlier.

“I share the public’s outrage at this extremist court,” Biden said in a video call with Democratic governors. He called the high court’s decision that erased a half-century of bad precedent “tragic” as well as “terrible” and “extreme.”

Although the president said he would do “everything within the power of the federal government” to make sure women still have a national right to kill their unborn babies, Biden conceded it’s up to lawmakers.

“Ultimately, Congress is going to have to act to codify Roe into federal law,” Biden said. “As I said yesterday, the filibuster should not stand in the way of us being able to do that, but right now we don’t have the votes in the Senate to change the filibuster at the moment.”

Biden said it was important now more than ever to elect Democrats. Besides the need to keep the House of Representatives in 2022, Democrats would also have to pick up seats in the Senate — a remote possibility considering how poorly Biden has done as president.

Still, Biden went on to use the usual scare tactics about women being prosecuted for crossing state lines to kill their babies. “I don’t think people believe it’s going to happen but it’s going to telegraph to the whole country that this is a gigantic deal that affects all of your basic rights,” he claimed.

It seems foolish that Democrats have chosen this issue as their primary focus considering most Americans don’t put abortion-on-demand at the top of their priority lists. Still, Democrats have nothing else to run on thanks to the doddering old fool ruining everything from the White House.

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