Responding to a reporter's question on Wednesday, President Biden responded to a question about the leaked draft opinion from the Supreme Court that seems to overturn Roe v. Wade. Biden said the draft opinion was about more than just abortion and wondered what other rights could be curtailed. He added, "This MAGA crowd is really the most extreme political organization that's existed in American history, in recent American history.”
- What's the next step on abortion once this case gets settled?
JOE BIDEN: As I said when this hit, as I was getting on a plane to go down to Alabama. this is about a lot more than abortion. I hadn't read the whole opinion at that time, but this reminds me of the debate with Robert Bork. Bork believed the only reason you had any inherent rights was because the government gave them to you. If you go back and look at the opening comments [? from ?] the Bork-Biden, when I was questioning him as chairman, I said, I believe I have the rights that I have not because the government gave them to me-- which you believe-- but because I'm just a child of God. I exist. I delegated, by joining this union here, to delegate some obligations, some rights. I have, to the governments for social good.
So the idea that somehow there is a inherent right, that there is no right of privacy, that there is no right-- and remember the debate we-- you don't remember, but we had a debate about Griswold vs. Connecticut. There had been a law saying a married couple could not purchase birth control in the privacy of their own bedroom and use it. Well, that got struck down. Griswold was thought to be a bad decision by Bork, and my guess is the guys on the Supreme Court now.
What happens if you have state changes in the law saying that children who are LGBTQ can't be in classrooms with other children? Is that legit under the way that the decision is written? What are the next things that are going to be attacked? Because this MAGA crowd is really the most extreme political organization that's existed in American history-- in recent American history.