Americans have called on President Joe Biden to fulfill his pledge to convert Roe v. Wade into law, as he declared in 2019 ahead of the presidential election, amid reports of a draft Supreme Court ruling to overturn the landmark ruling.
“Roe v. Wade is the law of the land, and we must fight any and all attempts to overturn it. As president, I will codify Roe into law and ensure that this choice remains between a woman and her doctor,” Biden said in 2019 on Twitter.
According to a report by Politico, the draft order dated February 10 and authored by Minister Samuel Alito defends the abolition of the decision, removing the guarantee of the right and access to abortion.
“We consider that Roe and Casey should be annulled,” the associate judge wrote.
“It is time to pay attention to the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the elected representatives of the people,” read the draft order.
Several people against the draft order urged the president to step in and make the decision into law.
“News of a SCOTUS Opinion Project on Roe v. Wade make it clear that we must act now to protect a woman’s right to choose. Congress must send the Women’s Health Protection Act to President Biden’s desk as soon as possible,” said Republican leader and Congressman from Central California, Jimmy Panetta.
Democrat Derek Marshall said the mostly male-led court is “prepared” to take away the reproductive health of millions. “Make no mistake, abortion is health,” he said on Twitter.
He added: “This decision will send us back to a draconian-era society where Americans cannot make better decisions for themselves, their health and their families. Republicans across the country will be preparing to take away reproductive freedom rights as we speak.”
We must unite as a society and help each other and fight to pressure Congress and President Biden to codify Roe, the Democratic leader said.
Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota said: “It is a fundamental right for a woman to make her own health decisions. We must protect the right to choose and codify Roe v Wade in law.”
If rejected by the Supreme Court, Roe’s overturn would lead to the elimination of access to abortion in more than half of the US and force many pregnant women to carry their pregnancies to term unless they can travel to a handful of states with abortion protections. in force. experts warned.