Statement on the 50th Anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Decision
Today, instead of commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, we are acknowledging that last year, the Supreme Court took away a constitutional right from the American people.
Since the Supreme Court's decision, Americans, time and time again, have made their voices heard: women should be able to make these deeply personal decisions free from political interference. Yet, Republicans in Congress and across the country continue to push for a national abortion ban, to criminalize doctors and nurses, and to make contraception harder to access. It's dangerous, extreme, and out of touch.
I'll continue to fight to protect a woman's right to choose. Congress must restore the protections of Roe v. Wade in federal law – it's the only way we can fully secure a woman's right to choose in every state.
Joseph R. Biden, Statement on the 50th Anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Decision Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/359431