President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris condemned the draft ruling from the Supreme Court that was leaked to Politico. The draft opinion, which Biden confirmed is genuine, shows the Supreme Court has voted to overturn its Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortions nearly 50 years ago. "I believe that a woman’s right to choose is fundamental," said Biden in a statement. "Roe has been the law of the land for almost fifty years, and basic fairness and the stability of our law demand that it not be overturned." He noted that after the enactment of Texas law SB 8 and others like it, he directed his Gender Policy Council and White House Counsel’s Office to prepare options in response. "We will be ready when any ruling is issued." Speaking at an Emily's List conference, Harris said, "Some Republican leaders are trying to weaponize the use of the law against women. How dare they? How dare they tell a woman what she can and cannot do with her own body?...It has never been more clear which party wants to expand our rights and which party wants to restrict them."
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