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President Joe Biden delivered the State of the Union on Tuesday evening. During his address to Congress he spoke on a variety of issues including labor reform, education, and abortion rights.

Many states have put in place strict abortion bans after the overturning of Roe v. Wade. President Joe Biden made his position very clear, “If congress passes a national ban, I will veto it.”

He and Vice President Kamala Harris are working diligently to provide access to reproductive health care, patient safety, and privacy.

President Biden also discussed the following issues in his address:

  • Encouraged congress to codify Roe v. Wade into law
  • Called for affordable childcare and preschool programs
  • Emphasized the importance of paid family leave
  • Encouraged the Senate to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act
  • Called for restored trust in our institutions and democracy

President Biden concluded his speech by encouraging bipartisan cooperation and sending a positive message to the American people:

I have never been more optimistic about the future of America. We just have to remember who we are.