Less than 24 hours after a leaked Dobbs v. Jackson opinion indicated that the United States Supreme Court plans to overturn Roe v. Wade, President Joe Biden threatened to use his executive authority to disrespect the decision.
In a statement released on Tuesday morning, Biden cast doubt on the finality of the court’s Dobbs ruling and pledged to use his Gender Policy Council and White House Counsel’s Office to counter “the continued attack on abortion and reproductive rights, under a variety of possible outcomes.”
“We will be ready when any ruling is issued,” he said.
Biden also encouraged legislators and other elected politicians to dismiss the ruling.
“If the Court does overturn Roe, it will fall on our nation’s elected officials