As Donald Trump and his Republican loyalists within the Senate work to verify Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court docket forward of the November election, tens of millions of ladies are terrified that they’re on the verge of dropping their reproductive rights.
Vice President Joe Biden sought to calm these fears on Monday night time throughout an NBC Information city corridor by pledging to advance laws that will make Roe v. Wade the legislation of the land if Trump’s justices overturn the landmark resolution.
“We don’t know precisely what [Amy Coney Barrett] will do, though the expectation is that she might very properly transfer to overrule Roe,” Biden mentioned. “The one accountable response to that will be to cross laws making Roe the legislation of the land. That’s what I’d do.”
Roe v. Wade should stay the legislation of the land. pic.twitter.com/1Gq6Ncc2IK
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 6, 2020
As PoliticusUSA’s Jason Easley wrote final week, not solely did Amy Coney Barrett take part in an advert calling for the overturn of Roe v. Wade, however she hid that participation.
In different phrases, the American folks know precisely the place she stands on this problem, and so they’re appropriately terrified by it.
This is the reason it’s necessary for Democrats to win again the Senate
Whereas a lot of the main target amongst Democratic voters has been on profitable again the White Home in November, it’s additionally important that the Senate turns blue as properly.
That will give Democrats the chance to safeguard a few of the protections that at the moment dangle within the stability due to a right-wing Supreme Court docket – from abortion rights to voting rights to the Inexpensive Care Act.
If Joe Biden wins, he might very properly inherit a Supreme Court docket with three Trump-appointed justices. If that’s the case, he’ll want a Democratic Congress to guard the American folks.
Sean Colarossi at the moment resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts diploma in Journalism from the College of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for each of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He additionally labored with Deliberate Parenthood as an Inexpensive Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, serving to northeast Ohio residents acquire medical health insurance protection.