Joe Biden Says He Will ‘Codify Roe V. Wade’ Into Federal Law if He is Elected President

Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden said Saturday if elected he would “codify” legalized abortion into federal law in case the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.

“It should be the law,” Biden told the Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s 2020 Election Membership Forum in Columbia, S.C.  Other Democratic presidential candidates also addressed the forum.

“There’s no reason why” abortion should be illegal even if the Supreme Court took up one of the cases that “everybody’s worried about,” Biden said.

“I would codify Roe v Wade as defined by Casey,” Biden said, referencing the 1992 decision, Planned Parenthood v. Casey, that affirmed Roe. In Casey, the high court said abortion restrictions are unconstitutional if they impose an “undue burden” on a pregnant woman.

Such a federal abortion law presumably would require a friendly Democratic-controlled House and Senate. Although Democrats currently control the House, Republicans are in charge of the Senate.

Biden also promised to cover abortion within his health plan. He renewed his recent commitment to overturn the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits taxpayer funding of abortion.

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Source: Christian Headlines