December 4, 2022

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President Joe Biden vowed Friday that Democrats would codify abortion rights into law if two more are elected to the US Senate in the upcoming midterm elections.

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“If you give me two more senators in the United States Senate, I promise you, I promise you, we’re going to codify Row and once again,” Biden said at the nation’s largest headquarters. Will make the law of the land.” Union, National Education Association, Washington, DC. In

With 46 days to go until November’s Election Day, Biden urged supporters to consider “what’s in the ballot” at an event for the Democratic National Committee, listing issues including abortion, Social Security and gun control.

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“The power to get things done is in the hands of the American people, especially the women out there,” Biden said. “I don’t think MAGA Republicans have any idea about the power of American women. Let me tell you something: They’re about to find out.”

Abortion has become a major issue for voters across the country following the Supreme Court’s decision in June in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturned abortion rights nearly 50 years ago in Roe v. Wade.

Thirteen states have already banned abortions outright, according to data collected by The New York Times. Overall, about half of the states have banned, banned, or attempted to ban abortion. Some Republicans, such as Sen. Lindsey Graham earlier this month, have proposed a national ban on abortion after 15 weeks or within the second trimester of pregnancy.

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However, others, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, have distanced themselves from the idea, arguing that it should be left to the states.

Biden said in his speech on Friday that Republicans would try to ban abortion if they regain control of the legislature after the midterms.

If he did, the president swore, “I will veto it.”