Biden pledges law on abortion rights if Democrats keep Congress

Biden pledges law on abortion rights if Democrats keep Congress

President Joe Biden is trying to rally the party and its supporters around abortion rights.

However, passing a bill on abortion could be difficult even if the Democrats hold onto their Senate majority.

It requires 60 of the 100 senators to agree on the decision.

If Democrats keep control of the House, Biden said he would sign a law in January to ensure women's right to abortion across the country.

Polls suggest that Democrats are likely to lose control of the House and possibly the Senate too in the November elections.

The Supreme Court overturned the 1973 Roe v Wade decision that recognized women's constitutional right to abortion in June 2022.

Republicans largely oppose abortion rights, while Democrats largely support them.

Nationwide, just 8% of Americans cited the end of national abortion rights as the issue that will most influence their votes in November.

As compared with 27% who cited inflation in a poll conducted in September.