WorldReactions to Supreme Court draft opinion on Roe v....

Reactions to Supreme Court draft opinion on Roe v. Wade: Live updates

(Evan Vucci/AP)
(Evan Vucci/AP)

President Biden spoke further on the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion on Roe v. Wade, saying it concerns him “a great deal.”

“It doesn’t represent who’s going to vote for it yet. I hope there are not enough votes for it,” Biden told reporters at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.

“The idea that concerns me a great deal that we’re going to after 50 years decide a woman does not have a right to choose within the limits of a Supreme Court decision … But even more, equally as profound, is the rationale used, and it would mean that every other decision made in the notion of privacy is thrown into question,” he said.

According to the draft document, the Court found there’s no inherent right to abortion because it is not covered under privacy protections derived from the Constitution. 

“The Constitution makes no reference to abortion and no such right is implicitly protected by any constitutional provision,” Alito wrote. He said that Roe was “egregiously wrong from the start” and that its reasoning was “exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences.”

Biden said “a whole range of rights” would be questioned if the draft reflects a final opinion, he said.

“And the idea we’re letting the states make those decisions … would be a fundamental shift in what we’ve done. So it goes far beyond, in my view — if it becomes a law and if what is written is what remains, it goes far beyond the concern of whether or not there is the right to choose. It goes to other basic rights: the right to marry, the right to determine a whole range of things, because one of the issues that this court and many members of the court, or a number of members of the court, have not acknowledged that there is a right to privacy in our Constitution. I strongly believe there is,” he said.

“If this decision holds, it’s really quite a radical decision,” Biden added.

“It basically says all the decisions relating to your private life, who you marry, whether or not you decide to conceive a child or not, whether or not you can have an abortion, a range of other decisions,” he said. “… It’s a fundamental shift in American jurisprudence.” 

When asked if he would do away with the filibuster to codify Roe v. Wade, Biden said “I’m not prepared to make those judgments now … but you know, I think the codification of Roe makes a lot of sense.” 

See Biden reaction to Roe v. Wade draft:

Original Source Link


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

Reducing tech addiction requires collective action

I always had a complicated relationship with technology. I would like it, then realize I like it too...

ZEBEDEE Introduces Instant Global Payments Using The Bitcoin Lightning Network

Along with the ability to earn bitcoin, users will now be able to easily and instantly transfer their...

China grants billions in bailouts as Belt and Road Initiative falters

China has significantly expanded its bailout lending as its Belt and Road Initiative blows up following a series...

Amazon opens Sidewalk to developers, providing SDKs and hardware development kits, and claims over 90% of the US population can now access the public...

Jennifer Pattison Tuohy / The Verge: Amazon opens Sidewalk to developers, providing SDKs and hardware development kits, and...

How ChatGPT tech has been applied to healthcare

There is a lot of hype around AI in healthcare and a rush of digital health companies seeking...

West Virginia Legislature Enacts RFRA, With Abortion Carveout

The West Virginia legislature has enacted a version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). (H/T Religion Clause)...

Must Read

An AI Company’s Noting That Its Output “May [Be] Erroneous]” Doesn’t Preclude Libel Liability

AIs could, of course—and probably should—post disclaimers that...

Gene Expression in Neurons Solves a Brain Evolution Puzzle

The neocortex stands out as a stunning achievement...
- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you