Biden fielded a question about abortion rights Monday night at an NBC town hall from a young woman who called access to abortion and brith control ‘imperative,’ and wanted to know his plans for protecting reproductive rights amid President Donald Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett.
‘Number one, we don’t know exactly what she will do, although expectation is that she may very well move to overview – overrule – Roe,’ Biden said, days after it was revealed that Barrett had signed onto an ad in 2006 that called the law ‘barbaric’ and a ‘raw exercise of judicial power.’
‘And the only thing, the only responsible response to that would be to pass legislation making Roe the law of the land. That’s what I would do,’ he said.
Biden didn’t follow up with a second point in his answer, and host Lester Holt then went to commercial.