It has been a year since the Supreme Court struck down the landmark Roe v. Wade and abortion remains a top priority for some U.S. voters, especially as the 2024 presidential campaigns begin.
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, who are both the Democratic Party’s main candidates, were recently endorsed by the pro-abortion groups Planned Parenthood Action Fund, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and Emily’s List, according to Newsmax.
Alexis McGill, the president and chief executive of Planned Parenthood Action Fund praised the duo for opposing the enemies of abortion, which Democrats call “reproductive care,” despite abortion ending in termination, not reproduction.
Mimi Timmaraju, leading the NARAL-Pro Choice America, also gave praise to the duo, claiming that they worked to “spread awareness” by providing resources to those in need. Laphonza Butler, the president for Emily’s List, called Harris a powerful female symbol. She noted that the vice president broke through the “glass ceiling,” a term to describe the oppression and misogyny women face in the workplace.
After the Court overturned Roe v. Wade, which effectively sent abortion back to the states, Democrats have campaigned on the promise that they will protect the right to abortion, which they call “constitutional.” On the anniversary of the Court’s decision, June 24, Biden promised to codify the practice and called on Congress to “restore the protections of Roe v. Wade once and for all.”
A day earlier, Biden reportedly signed an executive order to “strengthen” access to contraception and abortive means. The order came a day after he signed a presidential memo vowing to ensure that women have access to an abortion-inducing chemical drug that is currently facing a legal challenge in the courts for being unsafe.
In April, U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk ruled that the abortion pill mifepristone was unlawful, citing faulty safety measures.