Happening Now: “White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Monday that President Biden is ‘committed to codifying’ Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that legalized abortion, after the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that will allow the justices to reconsider the precedent set by the landmark Roe and Planned Parenthood v. Casey decisions,” according to National Review.
“During a press briefing, Psaki declined to comment on the Supreme Court’s decision to hear the case, which involves a Mississippi law passed in 2018 that bans abortions after 15 weeks with limited exceptions.
“She claimed, however, that ‘over the last four years critical rights like the right to healthcare’ and ‘the right to choose’ have been ‘under withering and extreme attack, including through draconian state laws.’
“‘The president and the vice president are devoted to ensuring that every American has access to health care including reproductive health care regardless of their income, race, health insurance status or immigration status,’ she said.
“‘As such, the president committed to codifying Roe … unrelated … to the outcome of this case,’ she said.” [emphasis added]
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After Supreme Court takes up case about Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban, Psaki says President Biden is “committed to codifying” Roe v. Wade as law regardless of the case’s outcome https://t.co/efnmUGH0mw pic.twitter.com/kZBDQi1Os4
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