President Joe Biden retracted his promise to codify Roe v. Wade in his first piece legislation following the midterms. He said he didn’t think there were enough votes in the face of a Republican House.
“Mr. “Mr. Biden claimed he was instructed to call on four journalists, but this question seemed to be unplanned, and he yelled from the sidelines.
“I don’t believe they can expect anything but that we’re going to keep our positions. I won’t answer any more questions. Biden stated that he shouldn’t have answered your question.
“Unless something unusual happens in the House, I don’t believe there are enough votes to codify. I believe we will get very close in this House. He said that he believes we will be very close but not quite there.
Biden previously stated that codifying federal abortion rights would be his top priority if Democrats win the Senate and the House.
“To codify Roe V. Wade, the first bill I’ll send to Congress” Biden stated in October that he would sign the bill in January, 50 year after Roe became the law of land.
In June, the Supreme Court overturned Roe and left the state with the right to decide whether or not to have an abortion. Biden stated that Democrats require 53 votes in Senate. However, it is unlikely that the Senate will pass Roe codification because 60 votes are needed to bypass filibuster.