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WASHINGTON, D.C. (LifeSiteNews) – An array of national Democrat leaders, including the current and previous Democrat Presidents of the United States, spoke out this weekend to lament the fact that Roe v. Wade did not last long enough to see what would have been its 50th anniversary.

“The Court got Roe right 50 years ago,” President Joe Biden said, calling it a “balanced decision with broad national consensus that the majority of Americans have continued to support for the last 50 years” (an assessment not shared by the late left-wing Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who acknowledged in 1985 that Roe “appears to have provoked, not resolved, conflict”). But the Dobbs ruling, which in July overturned Roe, “put the health and lives of women across this Nation at risk.”

“Never before has the Court taken away a right so fundamental to Americans,” Biden claimed, overlooking the 1857 Dred Scott ruling that declared that slaves were not citizens and therefore not entitled to constitutional protection, similarly to how Roe denied constitutional protection to the preborn by denying their personhood.

Biden, who claims to be Catholic, called on Congress to enshrine a “right” to abortion in federal law, pledged to “continue to use my Executive authority to protect women and families from harm in the wake of the Dobbs decision,” and “call[ed] upon Americans to honor generations of advocates who have fought for reproductive freedom, to recognize the countless women whose lives and futures have been saved and shaped by the Roe v. Wade decision, and to march forward with purpose as we work together to restore the right to choose.”

Vice President Kamala Harris also spoke out, as previously reported by LifeSiteNews, during which she cited the Declaration of Independence’s language about “liberty and the pursuit of happiness” while neglecting the right to life immediately preceding them.

Others to eulogize Roe included former President Barack Obama, who called Roe’s reversal a reminder “that progress can move backward;” Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who said she “won’t stop fighting for the right to an abortion’” former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer:

Despite being neglected by Democrats, long-settled biological criteria and mainstream medical textbooks recognize that a living human being, structurally and genetically distinct from his or her mother, is created upon fertilization and is present throughout the entirety of pregnancy. This is not in serious dispute; in 2019, University of Chicago Department of Comparative Human Development graduate Steve Jacobs found that 96% of more than 5,500 biologists he surveyed agreed, despite overwhelmingly identifying as “liberal,” “pro-choice,” and Democrats, and a majority identifying as “non-religious.”

Roe’s overturn sparked the activation of numerous state pro-life laws across the country, from pre-Roe bans that had been invalidated by the ruling to more contemporary bans and restrictions enacted in anticipation of a reversal — a trend that has saved thousands of lives.

Across the country, Planned Parenthood has suspended abortions and/or closed locations in reaction to Roe’s fall, and pro-life attorneys general have declared their intentions to enforce their states’ duly enacted abortion prohibitions.

But leftist prosecutors in various localities have vowed not to enforce pro-life laws, and pro-abortion activists have refocused efforts on interstate distribution of abortion pills, supporting interstate travel for abortion, codifying the tenets of Roe in federal law, and enshrining “rights” to abortion in state constitutions, ensuring that work and debate will continue over the prospect of banning abortion nationally.