- Former President Barack Obama applauded abortion-rights protesters and known as for extra folks to affix in.
- His feedback come on the heels of nationwide protests following the leaked Supreme Court docket draft.
- Obama’s name for voter participation comes after the Senate did not advance a invoice that will enshrine abortion rights in federal legislation.
Former President Barack Obama applauded abortion rights protesters on Saturday and known as for extra folks to have interaction in activism.
“Across the country, Americans are standing up for abortion rights—and I’m proud of everyone making their voices heard. Join a march near you,” Obama tweeted on Saturday together with an organizing hyperlink.
The previous president continued: “If you can’t join a march in person today, you can still get involved. Donate to a local abortion fund. Volunteer with activists who’ve been organizing on this issue for years. And vote on or before November 8 and in every election.”
—Barack Obama (@BarackObama) Could 14, 2022
Obama blasted the court docket opinion after it was leaked, warning that the implications of such a reversal would have an effect on each American.
“That’s a result none of us should want. But it should serve as a powerful reminder of the central role the courts play in protecting our rights — and of the fact that elections have consequences,” Obama and former first girl Michelle Obama mentioned in a joint assertion.
President Joe Biden, previously Obama’s Vice President, criticized Senate Republicans.
“Republicans in Congress – not one of whom voted for this bill – have chosen to stand in the way of Americans’ rights to make the most personal decisions about their own bodies, families, and lives,” Biden mentioned in a press release on Wednesday.