Biden stops bike ride, reveals he’s looking into declaring abortion a public health emergency

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President Biden managed to not fall off his bike Sunday when stopping to speak to reporters about pro-abortion demonstrations, urging women to “keep protesting” and stating that he’s considering declaring a public health emergency over it.

While on a bike ride near his residence in Delaware, he remarked that he’s in talks with his staff about the viability of declaring a public health emergency regarding abortion access in the wake of the Supreme Court overturning the landmark abortion case Roe vs. Wade.

He contends that he’s conferring with his staff to see “whether I have the authority” and what the implications of such a move would be according to the Daily Mail.

Biden’s statement comes just hours after the White House clapped back at progressives who have been highly critical of Biden for not doing enough on abortion rights. It also follows pro-abortion protests across the nation, the largest occurring in Washington, DC over the weekend.

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“Keep making your point. It’s critically important. We can do a lot of things to accommodate the rights of women,” the president lamely and impotently stated.

As Biden spoke to reporters while astride his trusty bike, he asserted that his goal was to codify abortion rights through legislation.

“In the meantime, fundamentally, the only way to change this is to have a national law that reinstates Roe v Wade,” he added seemingly referring to eliminating the filibuster which stands in the way of doing so. He constitutionally lacks the power to force the dozen or more states with restrictions or bans on abortion to allow the procedure to take place.

“I don’t have the authority to say that we’re going to reinstate Roe v. Wade as the law of the land,” he said.

On Friday, Jen Klein, who is the director of the White House Gender Policy Council, stated that Biden declaring a public health emergency on abortion “didn’t seem like a great option,” according to the Associated Press.

“When we looked at the public health emergency, we learned a couple of things: One is that it doesn’t free very many resources,” she told reporters. “It’s what’s in the public health emergency fund, and there’s very little money — tens of thousands of dollars in it. So that didn’t seem like a great option. And it also doesn’t release a significant amount of legal authority. And so that’s why we haven’t taken that action yet.”

Many leftists are not satisfied with Biden’s efforts on abortion and the pushback is riling the White House. They tend to believe that building abortion clinics on federal land in states where the practice is banned and utilizing military bases is unrealistic. Both options would certainly be contested legally if implemented and would probably be halted on constitutional grounds.

Kate Bedingfield, Biden’s exiting communications director, thrashed critics in a statement to the Washington Post published on Saturday evening.

“Joe Biden’s goal in responding to Dobbs is not to satisfy some activists who have been consistently out of step with the mainstream of the Democratic Party,” Bedingfield declared.

“It’s to deliver help to women who are in danger and assemble a broad-based coalition to defend a woman’s right to choose now, just as he assembled such a coalition to win during the 2020 campaign,” she added.

Her response ticked off even more of Biden’s base.

Friday, the president signed an executive order to ease access to services for women in order to terminate pregnancies including by-mail medication. The order also addressed making sure women were not persecuted for crossing state lines to get an abortion, something that is not happening but makes a great leftist talking point.

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