Former vice president Joe Biden says he would support making abortion rights laws federal “should it become necessary.”
Biden, who has launched his presidential campaign for 2020, said this week that he would support abortion rights becoming covered under federal law. Biden had released a video this week calling Republican-supported state laws that cut abortion access “pernicious” and “wrong.”
He did not specify how he would defend Roe v. Wade if the Supreme Court takes on the landmark case.
Biden’s comments come after Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren have publicly endorsed new federal laws that would guarantee a women’s right to abortion. Sen. Kamala Harris has also previously said she supports Roe v. Wade and Sen. Bernie Sanders told the AP this week that he also supports federal laws that safeguard abortion rights.
Biden, who is a Roman Catholic, had previously said he had a “middle of the road” stance on abortion rights.
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Source: Christian Headlines