search

Biden blasts ‘radical’ draft on abortion, warns other rights threatened

US President Joe Biden speaks to the media before boarding Air Force One for a trip to Alabama to visit a Lockheed Martin plant, on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, in Andrews Air Force Base, MD. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
US President Joe Biden speaks to the media before boarding Air Force One for a trip to Alabama to visit a Lockheed Martin plant, on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, in Andrews Air Force Base, MD. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

US President Joe Biden blasts what he called a “radical” leaked draft opinion suggesting the Supreme Court is poised to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide, warning that a “whole range of rights” are in jeopardy if it holds.

Speaking to reporters before boarding Air Force One, Biden says he hoped the draft wouldn’t be finalized by justices, contending it reflects a “fundamental shift in American jurisprudence” that threatens “other basic rights” like privacy and marriage.

He adds: “If this decision holds, it’s really quite a radical decision.”

comments
Never miss breaking news on Israel
Get notifications to stay updated
You're subscribed