CV NEWS FEED // The White House is gearing up for a week of high-profile events in a calculated response to the first anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will join the Democratic National Committee on Friday in Washington, D.C. in an event planned by three of the largest pro-choice groups in the nation: EMILY’s List, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and Planned Parenthood Action Fund.
First Lady Dr. Jill Biden will also host a roundtable discussion at the White House with women who claim pro-life state laws prevented them from aborting their babies since Roe v. Wade was overturned.
Biden and Harris announced their 2024 candidacy for reelection earlier this year. The events this week indicate that their campaign will likely continue to make abortion messaging central to the reelection effort.
On Tuesday, Harris will join MSNBC’s Joy Reid for a live discussion about the administration’s opposition to the repeal of Roe v. Wade and their efforts to undermine the decision.
Immediately following the ruling in July 2022, Biden signed an executive order titled “Protecting Access to Reproductive Healthcare Services.” He vowed an “all-of-government” effort to promote and defend abortion-on-demand nationwide.
The Supreme Court ruling against Roe v. Wade prompted a Democratic surge in local midterm elections. The previously sparse young voter demographic was especially pronounced, bolstering Democratic candidates.
“The Biden-Harris Administration stands with the vast majority of Americans who believe that the right to choose is fundamental and that health care decisions should be made between a woman and her doctor,” a White House official said this week.
The White House plans to urge lawmakers in the coming days to restore and codify abortion-on-deman, which has yet to gain enough support on Capitol Hill.
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