Biden says he will likely be prepared to guard ‘elementary’ proper to abortion By Reuters


© Reuters. U.S. President Joe Biden speaks throughout a memorial service for former Vice President Walter Mondale in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S., Could 1, 2022. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Biden mentioned on Tuesday he doesn’t know whether or not a leaked Supreme Court docket draft determination overturning a constitutional proper to abortion is real or ultimate, however his administration is able to shield abortion rights when a ruling is issued.

“I consider {that a} lady’s proper to decide on is key,” Biden mentioned in a press release, including that if the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion is overturned, elected officers might want to shield a lady’s proper to decide on and voters ought to elect abortion rights candidates in November.

Reuters was not instantly capable of verify the authenticity of the draft opinion, which was posted by Politico late on Monday. The Supreme Court docket declined to remark.

“Roe was egregiously fallacious from the beginning,” conservative Justice Samuel Alito wrote within the draft opinion dated Feb. 10, in response to a replica Politico posted to its web site.

Primarily based on Alito’s opinion, the courtroom would discover that the Roe v. Wade determination that allowed abortions carried out earlier than a fetus can be viable exterior the womb – between 24 and 28 weeks of being pregnant – was wrongly determined as a result of the U.S. Structure makes no particular point out of abortion rights.

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