On 48th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Biden and Harris reaffirm commitment to codify it into law

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks as Vice President Kamala Harris looks on during an event at the State Dining Room of the White House January 21, 2021 in Washington, DC. President Biden delivered remarks on his administration’s COVID-19 response, and signed executive orders and other presidential actions.
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks as Vice President Kamala Harris looks on during an event at the State Dining Room of the White House January 21, 2021 in Washington, DC. President Biden delivered remarks on his administration’s COVID-19 response, and signed executive orders and other presidential actions. Photo credit Alex Wong/Getty Images

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- On Friday, the 48th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling in Roe v. Wade, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris reaffirmed their commitment to codifying it into law.

Roe v. Wade was a landmark decision in 1973 of the U.S. Supreme Court in which the Court ruled that the Constitution of the United States protects a pregnant woman's liberty to choose to have an abortion without excessive government restriction

"In the past four years, reproductive health, including the right to choose, has been under relentless and extreme attack," Biden and Harris said in a statement. "We are deeply committed to making sure everyone has access to care – including reproductive health care – regardless of income, race, zip code, health insurance status, or immigration status."

The statement continued, "The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to codifying Roe v. Wade and appointing judges that respect foundational precedents like Roe. We are also committed to ensuring that we work to eliminate maternal and infant health disparities, increase access to contraception, and support families economically so that all parents can raise their families with dignity. This commitment extends to our critical work on health outcomes around the world. "