“The constitutional right established in Roe v. Wade nearly 50 years ago today is under assault as never before. It is a right we believe should be codified into law, and we pledge to defend it with every tool we possess,” Biden and Harris said in a statement.
“All people deserve access to reproductive health care regardless of their gender, income, race, zip code, health insurance status, immigration status, disability, or sexual orientation. And the continued defense of this constitutional right is essential to our health, safety, and progress as a nation,” they added.
The statement comes a day after thousands of anti-abortion activists rallied in Washington, D.C., against abortion, pushing for Roe v. Wade to be overturned.