President Joe Biden on Thursday mentioned the Supreme Court docket’s determination to overturn Roe v. Wade has energized girls throughout the nation, with midterm elections now only some months away.

Republicans have woke up a robust drive on this nation: girls,” Biden mentioned throughout a speech on the Democratic Nationwide Committee’s summer time assembly in Maryland.

“Republicans don’t have a clue concerning the energy of ladies, not a clue,” he continued.

Seventeen states have already outlawed, severely restricted or stopped providing abortions within the wake of the court docket’s determination within the Dobbs v. Jackson Ladies’s Well being Group case. That has left about 17 million people with restricted or no entry to the medical process, in accordance with the Guttmacher Institute, a analysis group that helps abortion rights.

Medical teams are sounding the alarm, warning that sufferers might undergo “irreparable hurt” because of the complicated authorized panorama following Roe’s reversal, citing reviews of well being suppliers placing warning concerning the legislation over well being care considerations.

The result of the November elections will decide whether or not abortion can be curtailed in additional states, Biden mentioned.

“Meaning in simply weeks and months, greater than half of America could have banned abortion if we don’t win this off-year election,” he mentioned, including that if the GOP wins the bulk in each chambers, it should search to cross a nationwide abortion ban.

Republicans working within the midterms seem fearful about losing momentum following Biden’s string of legislative victories over the summer time, and anxious about political backlash to the Roe determination. Some have even removed abortion references from their marketing campaign web sites.

The president warned abortion shouldn’t be the one proper at stake if Republicans acquire energy.

“If that they had their method, they’d come after the contraception and marriage equality, the entire proper to privateness,” Biden mentioned.

The abortion determination raised fears that the court docket’s conservative majority might additionally overturn marriage equality. Supreme Court docket Justice Clarence Thomas, in his concurring opinion to the Dobbs case, said justices should rethink different circumstances that relaxation on the appropriate to privateness — particularly circumstances defending contraception entry and same-sex relationships.

Senate Majority Chief Chuck Schumer on Wednesday mentioned he’ll convey a invoice codifying same-sex marriage equality to the ground “within the coming weeks.” The Home has already handed comparable laws.

Biden additionally known as out GOP lawmakers for voting in opposition to the Inflation Discount Act — the huge Democratic invoice he signed into law final month — which incorporates provisions to decrease the prices of prescribed drugs and improve investments in renewable power.

“Now each single American must return the favor and vote them out of workplace,” Biden mentioned.

In current weeks, Biden has struck a extra forceful tone to attract a distinction between himself and the GOP, slamming former President Donald Trump’s “Make America Nice Once more” motion as “semi-fascism” and calling out Republican hypocrisy.

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