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Biden vows to protect Roe v. Wade after Texas abortion law takes effect

reuters.com · 09/01/2021 12:11
Biden vows to protect Roe v. Wade after Texas abortion law takes effect

- President Joe Biden condemned the Texas law that went into effect on Wednesday which prohibts the vast majority of abortions in the state, and pledged his administration would fight to protect the constitutional right to abortion as laid out in the landmark Roe v. Wade case.

"The Texas law will significantly impair women’s access to the health care they need, particularly for communities of color and individuals with low incomes," Biden said in a statement. "And, outrageously, it deputizes private citizens to bring lawsuits against anyone who they believe has helped another person get an abortion." nL1N2Q310A


(Reporting by Lisa Lambert, Editing by Franklin Paul)

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