President Joe Biden plans to release Executive orders to mitigate the effect of an upcoming Supreme Court decision that could overturn Roe v. Wade.
Biden’s comments came during a taping of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” June 8. Kimmel, a comedian and left-wing activist who is a staunch Obamacare supporter, gave the president a softball interview punctuated by applause from the studio audience.
The face-to-face conversation would have been Biden’s first major media appearance in 118 days prior, when he sat down with NBC’s Lester Holt on Feb. 10 before the Super Bowl.
The TV spot came five weeks after a leaked majority draft opinion indicated the Supreme Court was set to overturn Roe v. Wade, the previous founder in 1973 who federalized Abortion policy, bypassing the states and making the procedure legal throughout the United States. The draft opinion came from an ongoing Mississippi case: Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
Biden told Kimmel that if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, “I think we have to legislate. We have to make sure that we pass a law to make it a law that the federal government says, “This is how it works.”
The abortion ruling “will only be the beginning,” Biden said, adding that the Supreme Court would then ban the use of contraception “because in the Constitution there was no right to privacy. “.
“It’s just ridiculous in my opinion, and I don’t think the country will tolerate it, but I think what we’re going to have to do, there are executive orders that I could use, we think, we’re looking at that right now. moment,” Biden said, without giving further details.
If Roe v. Wade is overthrown “and for these states to impose the limits that they’re talking about, it’s going to cause a mini-revolution and they’re going to vote to get a lot of these people out of office,” he said.
“We have to stay focused on – if they overturn Roe v. Wade and the state of California won’t, but other states say you can’t do the following, and so as a law you can’t cross the border, you can’t – all things that some states have, so you have to make sure you vote, you have to vote and let people know exactly what you think and change it.
Biden’s interview also took place the same day a suspect was arrested for conspiring to kill Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who the leaked draft opinion supports the overturning of Roe v. Wade, and a day after 25 US Democratic senators wrote a letter (pdf) urging the president to “immediately issue an executive order directing the federal government to develop a national plan to uphold the basic reproductive rights of Americans, including their right to abortion.”
“The dramatic escalation of attacks on abortion access – led by judges, lawmakers and right-wing activists – demands comprehensive and creative strategies from all corners of the federal government,” the letter states.
Senators encouraged Biden to increase access to medical abortions, use federal resources to increase access to abortions, provide resources for people seeking abortions in other states, and clarify data protections sensitive health.
Among the signers of the letter were Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Dianne Feinstein of California, Sherrod Brown of Ohio, Ron Wyden of Oregon and Bernie Sanders of Vermont, an independent who caucus with Democrats.
The Supreme Court is due to deliver opinions on the pending cases on June 13 and 15. It is unclear what notices will be made public. Activists plan to blockade the Supreme Court building on June 13 in hopes of stopping the court from operating, as The Epoch Times did. reported.