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Biden says US federal law ‘fastest way’ to restore abortion rights

US President Joe Biden on Friday called for Congress to pass a federal law restoring abortion rights after the landmark Supreme Court ruling that overturned the nationwide right to the procedure.

“The fastest way to restore (the Roe v Wade ruling of 1973) is to pass a national law codifying Roe, which I will sign immediately,” said Biden, whose Democratic Party does not now have enough control over Congress to push such a bill through.

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