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Biden suggests support for filibuster change to legalize abortion

World Sep 23, 2022 05:41PM ET
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© Reuters. U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Winter Meeting in Washington, U.S., March 10, 2022. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden challenged Democratic voters on Friday that if they elect at least two more senators in November elections, it would open the possibility of Democrats removing the filibuster and restoring federal abortion rights for women.

At a Democratic National Committee rally, Biden suggested the two extra Democrats would allow the Democratic-controlled Senate to remove a legislative roadblock known as the filibuster that requires a 60-vote majority to overcome.

Democrats hold a bare majority in the Senate now, and two Democratic senators, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema, have opposed ending the filibuster.

Biden's remark suggests he would support a vote to end the filibuster, which can be decided by a simple majority. For any such move to be successful, Democrats need to retain control of the House and gain two seats in the Senate. Most forecasters suggest Republicans are likely to gain House control.

Biden has made restoring protections lost in the Supreme Court's June decision to reverse the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case a central theme of his stump speeches in the lead-up to the Nov. 8 congressional elections.

"If you give me two more senators in the United States Senate, I promise you, I promise you, we're going to codify Roe and once again make Roe the law of the land," said Biden.

Biden exhorted women voters to help elect Democrats.

"I don't believe the MAGA Republican have a clue about the power of American women. Let me tell you something, they’re about to find out."

According to the Current Population Survey, 2020 voter turnout was 68.4% for women and 65.0% for men. About 9.7 million more women than men voted. Since the Supreme Court decision on Roe, there has been a surge in women registering to vote.

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gab nea
gab nea Sep 25, 2022 7:19AM ET
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women dont get pregnant by themselves, hold the men responsible for costs!
gab nea
gab nea Sep 25, 2022 7:16AM ET
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the Republicans dont seek abortions? dont lie so easy! they are pro unborn, not pro life! vote them out!
lakes Tenn
lakes Tenn Sep 25, 2022 7:16AM ET
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I noticed you said unborn, so you admit it's a life?
Patron Silver
Patron Silver Sep 24, 2022 2:17PM ET
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bunch of dudes commenting here that have no clue what being preggo is like
lakes Tenn
lakes Tenn Sep 24, 2022 2:17PM ET
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I know what its like to be ALIVE. that's the point, not about the difficulty of being pregnant. once again, birth control
gab nea
gab nea Sep 24, 2022 2:17PM ET
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where are the men that get the *******seekers pregnant? no responsibility at all?
lakes Tenn
lakes Tenn Sep 24, 2022 2:17PM ET
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gab no one ever said that the guy should not be held equally responsible. in fact the courts mandate it.
Red Riley
Red Riley Sep 23, 2022 7:02PM ET
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abortion is legal if the state approves it. geez report the facts
Patron Silver
Patron Silver Sep 23, 2022 7:02PM ET
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and in states that it's not? oh well?
lakes Tenn
lakes Tenn Sep 23, 2022 7:02PM ET
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Patron Silver you have a choice of where to live, just like you have a choice to get pregnant or not
Rudolph Docauer
Rudolph Docauer Sep 23, 2022 6:14PM ET
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guy's got some screws loose
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EL LA Sep 23, 2022 4:40PM ET
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Poor helpless babies. What a sick individual one must be to harm an helpless infant.
rasheed abdul
rasheed abdul Sep 23, 2022 4:11PM ET
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I hope ***isn the greatest concern for women with all that is going on nationally and geopolitical. I would think making a living eating and shelter would take president. But if that the hope of the nation Democrats have to offer, if they some how get a majority then we are in for a major down spill.
Brad Albright
Brad Albright Sep 23, 2022 4:11PM ET
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LOL. The thing is, women understand that with Democrats, they get a nation geopolitically aligned with traditional values of the west, sound domestic policy, a job AND autonomy over their bodies. Republicans have not much to offer beyond a culture war. And to keep that in play, they need to bring on board the right wing kooky extreme.
Stephen Fa
Stephen Fa Sep 23, 2022 4:11PM ET
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Morality starts with babies in womb.
Jimmy Doodoo
JimmyD Sep 23, 2022 4:11PM ET
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Brad Albright is a Moe -_ron
lakes Tenn
lakes Tenn Sep 23, 2022 4:11PM ET
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brad they still have autonomy over their bodies. they also have the choice of birth control. why dose that unborn soul not have a choice? no has said that it's more important than the mothers life or *****and ********should not be considered. that's just liberal propaganda
Casador Del Oso
Casador Del Oso Sep 23, 2022 3:56PM ET
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He looks confused.
Bev Mcguffee
Bev Mcguffee Sep 23, 2022 3:47PM ET
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Biden is desperate for votes!  Instead of focusing on causes, why not focus on your spending bills, inflation and illegal immigration policies which are all taking terrible tolls on USA citizens’ standards  of living?  If we want changes, we must vote for changes which includes the present administration and  elected officials whom support Biden.
Brad Albright
Brad Albright Sep 23, 2022 3:47PM ET
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Of all the bills passed under Biden, which do you find the most agreeable?
Bill Powers
Bill Powers Sep 23, 2022 3:47PM ET
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Brad Albright the Sunshine Protection Act.
lakes Tenn
lakes Tenn Sep 23, 2022 3:47PM ET
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Brad, I agree with the veterans bill and the chips act. I would prefer if they gave companies a tax break for doing it themselves, rather than stealing money from Americans and giving it to the chip companies. Tax breaks do not cost Americans money, just gives less for government to waste. but overall, bringing a company back to America is a good thing and the jobs it creates, will create tax payers. The rest of his Bill's have no positive effects, except increases taxes and increases our debt.
 
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