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Biden says there may not be enough votes in the new Congress to “codify Roe,” will promote abortion in every way possible

by | Nov 14, 2022

By Dave Andrusko

As I write this, it appears Republicans will win control of the House of Representatives. The importance of this cannot be exaggerated. Following the elections, the Senate will remain evenly split—50-50—if pro-life Herschel Walker defeats pro-abortion Sen. Raphael Warnock in a December 6th runoff, or 51-49, if Walker loses.

Pro-abortion President Joe Biden (as they say) made news today. It came at solo press conference in Indonesia. Biden virtually always takes questions only from preselected reporters but today was different. NBC’s Peter Alexander shouted out, “Mr. President what should Americans expect from Congress as it relates to abortion rights after the midterms?”

Biden said, “I don’t think there’s enough votes to codify [Roe] unless something happens unusual in the House.” He added, “I think we’re going to get very close in the House … but I don’t think we’re going to make it.” And then, as if he regretted answering the question, Biden said, “I don’t think they can expect much of anything other than we’re going to maintain our positions. I’m not going to get into more questions. I shouldn’t even have answered your question.”

In October, the President said, “The first bill I will send to the Congress will be to codify Roe v. Wade. And when Congress passes it, I’ll sign it in January, 50 years after Roe was first decided the law of the land.”

 “Codifying Roe” is shorthand for abortion on demand and then some. “Codifying Roe” is the Big Lie which Democrats keep peddling. The Women’s Health Protection Act “would nullify nearly all existing protective state laws,” said Jennifer Popik, J.D., director of Federal Legislation for National Right to Life. “In addition, this legislation also would have prohibited states from adopting new protective laws in the future, even laws specifically upheld as constitutionally permissible by the U.S. Supreme Court.” 

There’s no shortage of interest in promoting abortion. On Sunday, White House senior adviser Anita Dunn, appearing on Face the Nation, said that President Biden will push Congress to legalize abortion on demand nationwide if Democrats win control of both houses.

So, the president has been very clear, he believes Congress needs to codify Roe versus Wade so that it is the national law of the land. And he has said, if Democrats control the House and the Senate, that he will send a bill to codify this nationally.

But there many other avenues to allow for a greater number of abortions, as Dunn proudly pointed out.

He will continue to work, as our administration has, since this ruling came down, to make sure that the travel of women who want to go to states where abortion is legal is not impeded, that people are able to get reproductive health care, that women who have other medical issues aren’t denied care, which is happening, Margaret [Brennan]. 

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