4 May 2022

Roe v. Wade: Biden condemns ‘MAGA crowd’ over efforts to overturn abortion rights

Washington Correspondent

Vice President Kamala Harris has condemned the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion which would overturn Roe v. Wade and rip up 50 years of abortion rights in the US, as a “direct assault on freedom”.

States are already rushing to declare whether they would outlaw or protect abortion rights. California’s Governor Gavin Newsom claimed a range of other rights could be eroded, warning “pay attention, America – they’re coming for you next”.

Meanwhile, leading conservatives have hailed what they see as a long-awaited triumph.