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Biden holds press conference following SCOTUS decision on Mississippi abortion case

By: Sarah Ulmer - June 24, 2022

President Joe Biden calls for Congress to act in ensuring abortion rights after landmark decision.  

The President urged Congress to make abortion a federal law after the Supreme Court sided with Mississippi in their 15-week abortion ban law that was taken to the U.S.’s highest court.

He said the decision “casts a dark shadow over large swaths of the land.” However, he acknowleged that many states still give women the right to chose to have an abortion. As news of the decision makes its way around the country, Biden called for voters to make their voices heard on the November ballot by electing individuals who will help restore the rights that were codified under Roe v. Wade.

He also encouraged individuals on both sides of the issue to keep protests peaceful and not to resort to violence.  The encouragement for peaceful protests come after a pro-choice extremist group, “Jane’s Revenge,” has made promises to deliver a “NIGHT OF RAGE” if the court were to overturn Roe v. Wade.

These protest threats come amid personal attacks on pro-life Justices, including the attempted murder of Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Biden signed an order last week to provide 24-hour protection for the Supreme Court Justices and their families.

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Sarah Ulmer

Sarah is a Mississippi native, born and raised in Madison. She is a graduate of Mississippi State University, where she studied Communications, with an emphasis in Broadcasting and Journalism. Sarah’s experience spans multiple mediums, including extensive videography with both at home and overseas, broadcasting daily news, and hosting a live radio show. In 2017, Sarah became a member of the Capitol Press Corp in Mississippi and has faithfully covered the decisions being made by leaders on some of the most important issues facing our state. Email Sarah: