Statement from President Joe Biden on the Anniversary of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

WASHINGTON, District of Columbia – JUNE 24: Scenes outside the Supreme Court of the United States after a conservative majority struck down Roe v Wade, on June 24, 2022 in Washington, District of Columbia. The Court’s decision in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health overturns the landmark 50-year-old Roe v Wade case and erases a federal right to an abortion. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

Staff report:

WASHINGTON D.C. – June 24, 2023

President Joe Biden issued a statement today, marking the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The President expressed concern over the erosion of constitutional rights and the devastating consequences that have followed the overturning of Roe v. Wade, a landmark decision that had protected the right to choose for nearly five decades.

President Biden highlighted the significant impact of the Supreme Court’s ruling, stating that various states have since enacted extreme and dangerous abortion bans. These bans, he emphasized, not only jeopardize the health and lives of women but also impose significant burdens on them by forcing them to travel long distances for necessary care. Moreover, the President expressed concerns that these measures could potentially criminalize doctors who provide essential healthcare services to their patients.

The President further noted that the state bans on abortion were just the beginning, as some Congressional Republicans aim to impose a nationwide ban on abortion. He raised alarms about their broader agenda, which includes removing FDA-approved medication for terminating pregnancies from the market and creating barriers to accessing contraception. President Biden characterized these efforts as extreme, dangerous, and out-of-step with the beliefs held by the vast majority of Americans.

Biden called on Congress to restore the protections afforded by Roe v. Wade through comprehensive federal legislation.

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