As a result of the possibility of a Republican House, President Joe Biden retracted his promise to codify Roe v. Wade as his first piece of legislation after the midterm elections.
In the event that Democrats gain control of the House and the Senate, Biden has previously said that codifying the federal right to abortion would be his top priority.
Roe was overturned by the Supreme Court in June, leaving abortion up to the states.
“I don’t think there’s enough votes to codify, unless something happens unusual in the House,” Biden told reporters on Monday.
Biden’s prediction about Democrats losing the House was echoed by CNN Monday as well.
During “CNN This Morning,” CNN’s senior data reporter Harry Enten said it would be hard for Democrats to make a comeback in the House after they retained control of the Senate.
The pro-choice movement has been dealt a major blow. Joe Biden has announced that he is no longer planning to codify Roe v Wade into law, due to the crushing midterm blow his party took in the House of Representatives. This is a huge victory for those who believe in a baby’s right to life. We must continue to stand up for the unborn and protect their innocent lives. This is not the time to back down or give up. We must be louder and stronger than ever before. Only then can we hope to turn the tide and create a society that values all human life, from conception to natural death.