The nation’s second Catholic president blasted a new pro-life law on Wednesday that banned most abortions in Texas
President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. said in a statement that the new state ban on abortions after six weeks “will significantly impair women’s access to the health care they need, particularly for communities of color and individuals with low incomes.”
The president also objected that Senate Bill 8, which Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed in May, allows pro-life advocates to sue any abortion providers or individuals who “aid or abet” a woman in violating the ban.
“My administration is deeply committed to the constitutional right established in Roe v. Wade nearly five decades ago and will defend and protect that right,” Biden added, clarifying that he supports abortion on demand.