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Pres. Biden Vows to Push to Restore Abortion Rights

He can only do this if Democrats expand their hold on Congress

On Tuesday, President Joe Biden promised that if Democrats expanded their majorities in Congress, he would work to codify abortion rights protections eliminated when the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June.

With Democrats' control of Congress—and his administration's ability to get things done—hanging in the balance, Biden made perhaps his most direct pitch yet to motivate Democrats to get to the polls in November's midterm elections. After taking the stage at Washington D.C.'s historic Howard Theatre to cheers of "Let's go Joe," he delivered a speech intended to elevate abortion as an issue in the mind of voters three weeks before Election Day, even as polling shows inflation and the economy are bigger concerns for many.

“I believe Congress should codify Roe once and for all,” Biden said. “Right now, we are short a handful of votes,” which makes the midterm election “so critical,” he said.

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