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Biden looking for 'solutions' after Supreme Court's abortion ruling as protests continue

Joe Biden continues to search for “solutions” following the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the right to abortion access in a historic decision that divided opinion.

President Trump has stated that his administration will investigate how states enforce the bans.

Some White House officials already indicated plans to fight against states that try to ban the use of a pill for medical abortions.

“The Supreme Court made some terrible decisions,” said Mr Biden on Saturday.


“The states have implemented the decision. My administration will focus on how they administer the law and whether they are in violation of other laws.

Friday ‘s court ruling overturned the constitutional right to an abortion that existed for nearly 50 years after a legal case called Roe v Wade.

Although Mr Biden clearly disagreed with the “extreme” choice of his spokesperson stated that he still respects the Supreme Court and does not see the need to increase its membership.

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Karine Jean-Pierre, speaking to journalists aboard Air Force One, said that “when the president commented on the court’s decision, it was about how the decision.”

“He regards the court as legitimate and respects it… It is a court he greatly respects.”

She said: “About expanding court, that’s something that the president doesn’t agree with.” He doesn’t want to do that.”

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Supreme Court reverses Roe V Wade

Demonstrators descend from both sides

The decision was reached by only nine Supreme Court justices, with a conservative majority of 6-3. This means that nearly half the 50 states will be able to implement an abortion ban.

Eight states, including Alabama, Arizona Arkansas, Kentucky Missouri, South Dakota and Wisconsin, have stopped offering abortions.

While pro-choice campaigners have decried the decision, pro-life activists are celebrating it with hundreds of demonstrators from both arriving at the Supreme Court in Washington for another day to voice their opinions.

The crowd could see abortion opponents wearing T-shirts that read “I am pro-life generation”, while abortion rights supporters could be heard shouting “my body is my choice”.

Mississippi was the first state to impose a ban on abortion in nine days. Anti-abortion activists stormed the only woman’s clinic that was still open in Mississippi.

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Protester: “We love these women”

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The protesters hung large posters that read “abortion IS murder” and called women who were waiting to be seen at Jackson Women’s Health Organisation. Incorrectly, they claimed that they were in violation of the law.

A number of women expressed their opinions about the ruling Friday with Joe Pike, Sky News correspondent. Some thanked God, while others wept in despair.

There have been concerns that the decision could result in the exclusion of other constitutional rights.

Conservative Justice Clarence Thomas suggested that the court’s reasoning might also be a reason to reconsider previous rulings

Protecting the right to contraception, legalizing gay marriage across the country, and invalidating state laws that ban gay sex.


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