President Joe Biden says the Supreme Court has “attacked” women’s rights. On Wednesday, a ruling allowed new restrictions on abortion in Texas to take effect, ordering his administration to oppose state law.
“The Supreme Court ruling is an unprecedented assault on women’s constitutional rights under Roe v. Wade, which has been the law of the land for nearly fifty years.”Biden said in a statement Thursday.
The Texas law, which creates a new legal mechanism that allows private parties to sue anyone who helps a woman obtain an abortion after more than six weeks of pregnancy, has been heavily criticized. In her statement, she said she directed government agencies, including the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Justice, to ensure that women in Texas retain access to abortion services.
Law It unleashes unconstitutional anarchy. Completely strangers will now be able to enter into the most personal and private health decisions women face.”Biden said.
“Instead of using its supreme power to ensure that justice can be pursued fairly, our nation’s highest court will allow millions of Texas women who need critical reproductive care to suffer while the courts consider procedural complexities,” she added, in one of the most powerful courts. criticism of the court.
The statement Biden issued on Wednesday after the Texas law went into effect was softer and did not mention the Supreme Court.
In a 5-4 vote Wednesday evening, the justices rejected requests from abortion providers to prevent the law from becoming effective while a legal objection was filed.