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Biden Praises ‘Powerful’ Kansas Vote on Abortion, Signs New Order

  • Democrats hope anger over court ruling mobilizes voters
  • Biden under pressure from left to do more to protect access
President Joe Biden speaks virtually on securing access to reproductive health care in Washington, on Aug. 3.

President Joe Biden speaks virtually on securing access to reproductive health care in Washington, on Aug. 3.

Photographer: Chris Kleponis/CNP/Bloomberg

President Joe Biden predicted the threat to abortion rights would drive people to the polls in the November midterm elections after Kansas voters rejected an effort to strip abortion protections in the state constitution.

Speaking before signing an executive order on abortion access, Biden called the Kansas vote a “decisive victory” but warned that the “fight is not over” because Republicans may attempt to pass a law outlawing abortion nationwide if they win control of Congress.