Biden slams SCOTUS ruling on Texas abortion law, vows ‘whole-of-government’ response

President Joe Biden on Thursday slammed a Supreme Court decision that allowed one of the strictest anti-abortion laws in the country to take effect in Texas.

Calling the law an “unprecedented assault on a woman’s constitutional rights,” Biden promised a “whole-of-government effort” to fight the ruling.

The law, which went into effect Wednesday, bans abortions conducted after a fetal heartbeat is detected — often before women are aware they’re pregnant. The law does not make exceptions for pregnancies that result from rape or incest.