WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden says the “basic fairness and the stability of our law demand” that the U.S. Supreme Court not overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide.
In a statement Tuesday, Biden said he would work to legislate the right to abortion into federal law.
Politico released a draft opinion that suggested the court could be poised to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case.
A decision to overrule Roe would lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states and could have huge ramifications for this year’s elections.
It’s unclear if the draft represents the court’s final word on the matter — opinions often change in the drafting process.