In a statement, Biden called the Supreme Court’s decision “an unprecedented assault on a woman’s constitutional rights under Roe v. Wade.”
"There are so many women who have wanted pregnancies — desperately wanted pregnancies, that have to make really hard decisions.”
“As governor, I have been true to my word and my beliefs on this issue,” he wrote.
Abortion will be outlawed after eight weeks of pregnancy in Missouri.
Bans in Georgia and Ohio are unlikely to be enforced, but people are already confused about whether they can access abortion care there.
Anti-abortion legislators are no longer just trying to chip away at Roe. They’re going after it with an ax.
But so far in 2019, at least 13 state legislatures have introduced bills to outlaw abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy.
All 17 were proposed in states where Republicans will control both the state legislature and the governorship in 2019.
Republican Steve King rallied around his so-called heartbeat bill on Tuesday, which could effectively ban abortion in the US.
The Ohio governor opted for the less restrictive of the two abortion measures on his desk Tuesday, rejecting the bill that would have outlawed abortion after roughly six weeks into a woman's pregnancy.