President Joe Biden stated he would help an “exception” to Senate filibuster rules to codify abortion rights within the wake of the Supreme Court determination repealing the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling.
“We have to codify Roe v. Wade in the law and the way to do that is to make sure the Congress votes to do that,” Biden stated in Madrid after attending the G7 summit.
“If the filibuster gets in the way … we should provide an exception to the filibuster for this action to deal with the Supreme Court decision,” the president stated.
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