Biden calls for dropping filibuster rules to pass abortion rights into law

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Biden calls for dropping filibuster rules to pass abortion rights into law

From CNN |Politics by Maegan Vazquez, Betsy Klein, Phil Mattingly and Kevin Liptak, CNN

President Joe Biden said on Thursday that he would support making an exception to the filibuster -- the 60-vote threshold in the Senate needed to pass most legislation -- in order to codify abortion rights and the right to privacy through legislation passed by Congress.

Asked about what executive action he would use to strengthen abortion rights following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade last week, Biden said during a news conference in Madrid, "The most important thing ... we have to change -- I believe we have to codify Roe v. Wade in the law."

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