Democrat senators sent a letter to Joe Biden on Saturday night urging him to use the “full force of the federal government” to stop states from banning and restricting abortions.
The letter was signed by 33 lawmakers, including Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, Richard Blumenthal, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Tim Kaine, Chris Murphy and “independent” Bernie Sanders.
In the text, the politicians stated that the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade is “an unprecedented assault on women and the result of decades of activism by Republican extremists.”
“We call on you to combat these attacks and take immediate action to use the full force of the federal government to protect access to abortion in the United States,” the letter continued.
The senators breathlessly continued, “there is no time to waste: nearly half of the states already had laws in place to ban abortion or severely restrict access as soon as the Supreme Court decision came down. Many states enacted those laws immediately, and at least a dozen are set to follow suit in the coming days and weeks.”
The letter referred to states being able to choose their own laws as “dangerous and horrifying.”