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President Joe Biden, VA Dems, Planned Parenthood of VA Statements on Two-Year Anniversary of Trump-Appointed, Far-Right Supreme Court Justices Overturning Roe v Wade

“Decades of progress shattered just because the last guy got four years in the White House. We know what will happen if he gets another four.”

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See below for statements by President Joe Biden, the Democratic Party of Virginia and Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia on the two-year anniversary of “Donald Trump’s Supreme Court majority overturn[ing] Roe v. Wade and set[ting] back reproductive rights over 50 years.”

WATCH: President Biden Slams Donald Trump for Overturning Roe v. Wade Two Years Ago Today

“Decades of progress shattered just because the last guy got four years in the White House. We know what will happen if he gets another four.”

Today marks two years since Donald Trump’s Supreme Court majority overturned Roe v. Wade and set back reproductive rights over 50 years. To mark the anniversary, President Biden today released a new video calling Donald Trump out for proudly appointing the justices who overturned Roe, putting women’s lives in danger, and promising to go even further if reelected.

This video is part of a campaign-wide organizing push around the Dobbs anniversary, which includes more than 50 events across the country. Just days before the first presidential debate, Team Biden-Harris is reminding voters of the stark contrast between President Biden, who is fighting to restore Roe, and Donald Trump, who continues to proudly brag that he was the one to overturn Roe v. Wade.

WATCH THE PRESIDENT HERE

JOE BIDEN: Here’s what Donald Trump says about your freedom: “After 50 years of failure with nobody coming even close, I was able to kill Roe v. Wade.

Two years ago, the Supreme Court justices that Trump handpicked helped overturn Roe v. Wade.

REPORTER 1: Never before has the Court granted and then taken away a widely recognized constitutional right.

REPORTER 2: New laws banning abortion are taking effect.

JOE BIDEN: Decades of progress shattered just because the last guy got four years in the White House.

We know what will happen if he gets another four. For MAGA Republicans, Roe is just the beginning. They’re going to try to ban the right to choose nationwide. They’re coming for IVF and birth control next.

We’re up against extremism.

Send me back to the White House and I’ll fight like hell to restore Roe v. Wade and protect American freedom.

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DPVA Chairwoman Susan Swecker shared the following statement on the anniversary of the overturning of Roe v. Wade:

“Two years ago, six justices – three of whom Donald Trump appointed – overturned Roe v. Wade, launching a new war on women’s freedoms. Since that dangerous ruling, 14 states have totally banned access to abortions, and more states now with strict limitations. This is not only about MAGA Republicans hellbent on taking away women’s freedom; this is also about MAGA Republicans denying healthcare to women.

“Virginia is the only state in the South without an abortion ban or restrictions. Thousands of women are forced to travel to our Commonwealth for care because of those bans. This year, Virginia Democrats protected our status as a safe haven by blocking Glenn Youngkin’s extreme anti-abortion agenda. However, that didn’t stop Youngkin from vetoing a bill that would have protected women from extradition who travel from out-of-state to Virginia for abortions.

“As MAGA Republicans promised, they do not just want to take away access to abortions. Overturning Roe v. Wade was just the beginning. In Virginia, Youngkin vetoed a bill to protect access to birth control. In Congress, Republicans blocked bills to protect access to birth control and IVF treatment. Their deplorable actions speak much louder than words.

“This November, we must reelect President Biden and Vice President Harris, keep our majority in the Senate by reelecting Senator Tim Kaine, and take back our majority in the House by electing our Democratic nominees. Defeating Republicans at the ballot box is the only way to ensure the next generations of young women will have more rights than we do right now.”

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From Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia:

Virginia’s Crucial Role in the Fight for Reproductive Freedom: Two Years After Devastating Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade

Richmond, Va – Today marks the second anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, a ruling that has allowed states across the country to strip away the fundamental right to abortion. Over the past two years, this decision has led to chaos, desperation, and confusion, resulting in devastating experiences for millions of people.

Jamie Lockhart, Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia said, “Two years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court’s devastating decision to overturn Roe v. Wade unleashed a cascade of abortion bans across the country, including in nearly all of Virginia’s neighboring states. Virginia continues to be a key abortion access state as millions across the south now face limited or no options where they live. Politicians disconnected from the needs of the people are relentlessly working to ban or restrict sexual and reproductive health care in Virginia and across the nation. Despite what they said when Roe was overturned, anti-abortion extremists were not satisfied with overturning Roe.

Abortion is on the ballot again this year, next year, and every year until we secure our right to reproductive freedom. Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia is committed to ensuring Virginia enshrines protections for abortion, contraception and other reproductive health care into our constitution.”

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Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia (PPAV) is a statewide advocacy organization whose mission is to preserve and broaden access to reproductive health care through legislation, public education, electoral activity and litigation in the Commonwealth of Virginia. PPAV works to ensure that individuals and families have the freedom, information, and ability to make their own informed reproductive choices.

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