tv President Signs Executive Order on Abortion Rights CSPAN July 8, 2022 6:49pm-7:11pm EDT
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our private sector has now recovered all of the jobs lost during the pandemic. the second quarter of this year, we create more jobs than any court or under any of my predecessors before the pandemic. think about that. the time when our critics said the economy was too weak or having already added more jobs in my first year as president, of any president in history, we still had more jobs in the past three months than any administration in 40 years. look. i know times are tough. prices are too high and families are facing a cost-of-living crunch, but this confirms the fact that my economic plan is moving people in a better direction.
unemployment is near historic lows of 3.6%. the private sector jobs are at a record high. gas prices still are way too high but have fallen 25 days in a row. this week, we saw the second largest single day decrease in gas prices and a decade. we still have a lot of work to do. i'm not suggesting there isn't it but i do think we have to make significant progress, and the program is working. now, the vice president and our deputy attorney general will talk about an executive order i'm signing to protect reproductive rights of women and in the aftermath of the extreme and totally wrong headed decision to overturn roe v. wade. in both formalized actions, i announced right after the decision as well as adding new measures today. let's be clear about something from the start. this was not a decision driven by the constitution. this
was not a decision driven by the constitution. despite with those justices and majorities have said, this was not a decision driven by history. you've all probably had a chance to read the decision. the majority rattles off laws from the 19 century to support the idea that roe was a historic anomaly states outlawed abortion in the 1880's. toward the end. but that is wrong. the truth is, the supreme court majority is playing fast and loose with the facts. even 150 years ago, the common law in many state laws
-- this is the horrific reality that rose thought to end. it was about a deep, long seated antipathy towards row and the right to privacy. as the justices wrote, the majority is overruling roe and casey for one and only one reason. there is always a reason to despise them, and they now have the votes to discard them.
all that has changed is this court. >> it is about a deep long seated -- to row only to fulfild restore the right for women, and this country is devoting. by exercising the power at the ballot box. let me explain. we need to additional pro-choice senators and a pro-choice house to codify row as federal law. your vote can make that a reality. i know it is frustrating, and it made a lot of people very angry, but the truth is this. it is not just me saying this. it is what the court has said. when you read the decision, the court has made this clear. it will not protect the rights of women. after having made a decision based on a reading of a document that was frozen in time in the
1860's, when women didn't even have the right to vote, the court now, now, practically dares the women of america to go to the ballot box. to restore the very rights they have taken away. in one of the most extraordinary parts of the decision, in my view, the majority rights, women, and this is a quote from the majority, women are not without electoral or lyrical power. it is noteworthy that the percentage of women who registered to vote or cast a valid test ballot is concisely higher than the men who do so. keep the line. women are not without electoral or political political power. the women of america can determine the outcome of this issue. i don't think the court, or the republicans who for decades have pushed an extreme agenda have a clue about the power of american
women, but they are about to find out, in my view. is my hope and a strong belief that women will turn out in record numbers to reclaim the rights that have been taken from them by the court. let me be clear. while i wish you had not come to this, this is the fastest route available. i am stating a fundamental notion but at the fastest way to restore row is to pass a law codifying row. i will sign it immediately upon its passage. we can't wait. extreme republican governors and state legislatures and extremists in congress overall have not only fought to take away the rights, but they are now determined to go as far as they can. the most extreme republican governors and state legislatures have taken a decision as a green light to impose some of the harshest and most restrictive laws seen in this country in a
long time. these are the laws that not only put women's lives at risk, but they also cost lives. what we are witnessing is a giant step backwards for much of our country. already, the bands are in effect in 13 states. 13 additional states are likely to ban choice in the next coming week. a number of the states have laws so extreme that they would raise the threat of criminal penalties for doctors and health care providers. they are so extreme that many do not allow for exceptions even for rape, or let me say that again, they don't allow for exceptions for rape or incense. this is not some imagined horror. it is already happening. just last week, it was reported that a 10-year-old girl was a rape victim. 10 years old. she was forced to have to travel out of her state to indiana to seek to terminate the price -- pregnancy and savior light.
that is my judgment. 10 years old. 10 years old. rate and six weeks pregnant. she's already traumatized. she was forced to travel to another state. imagine being that little girl. i'm serious. imagine being that little girl. 10 years old. does anyone believe that this is a majority view that that should not be able to help dealt with. any other state in the nation, a 10-year-old girl should be forced to give birth to a rapist's child? i can tell you what i know. i can think of anything much more extreme the court decision has been received by republicans in congress as a green light to go further to pass a national band -- ban.
there is no right to privacy. therefore it is not protected by the constitution, so what the states and congress do what they do. now, my republican friends are talking about getting congress to pass a national ban. an extreme position we are taking with some of these states. that will mean, you have a right to choose -- it will be a legal nationwide, and if they succeed, let me tell you something. as long as i am president, it won't happen. i will veto it. the choice is clear. if you want to change the circumstances for women, and even little girls in this country, please go out and vote. when tens of millions of women vote this year, they will not be alone. millions and millions of men will be taking up the fight alongside them to restore the right to choose, and the broader
right to privacy. they denied that existed. in the challenge from the court, to the american women and men, this is a nation. the challenges to go out and vote. for god's sake, go out in november. vote. consider the challenge accepted. in the meantime, i am signing this important executive order. i am asking the justice department that much like they did in the civil rights era, do something -- to everything in their power, to protect women seeking to invoke their rights. in states where clinics are still open, protect them from intimidation. protect the right of women to travel from state that prohibits medical attention she needs, to a state that provides care. protect a woman's right with federal approval that has been
available for over 20 years. the executive order provides safe core -- safeguards. a patient may come into the emergency room and nec in the union, and she is expressing or experiencing life-threatening miscarriage. the doctor is so concerned about being criminalized for treating her, they delay treatment, concerned that the hospital will be penalized if they provide lifesaving care. it is outrageous. i don't care what your position is. it is outrageous. it's dangerous. that's why this order directs the department to ensure all patients, including women and girls,. see -- including women and girls, get the care they need under federal law, and doctors have a clear guidance on their
own responsibilities and protections. the matter what the state they are in is. the executive order protects access to conscious exceptions that i'm about to sign it justice, -- about the sign. justice thomas said in his concurrent opinion that the court should reconsider the constitutional right to use contraception, even among married couples. what century in my end? threes to be a case called connecticut versus griswold which was declared unconstitutional in the late 60's, which set a married couple in the privacy of their bedroom could not decide to use contraception. right now, in all 50 states, the affordable care act guarantees
coverage for women's health services, including pre-birth control. the executive order directs hhs to identify ways to expand access to reproductive health services, like iud's, birth control pills, emergency contraception, and equally important, this executive order protects privacy and access to information. looking at the press assembled before me, you know more about it than i do. i am not a tech guy. i am learning. right now, when you use a search engine, or the app on your phone. companies like your data. they sell to other companies. they re-share with law enforcement. there is a concern that extremist governors and others will try to get that data off of your phone, which is out there in the ether. find what you're seeking, where you are going, and what you are doing with regards your health care. talk about no privacy.
no privacy in the constitution. there is no privacy,. this order asks the ftc to crack down on groups. or information to any deep -- or anybody. it provides health energy and information to states with extreme laws. the executive order coordinates on the federal level. it establishes a task force led by the white house department and the department of human services, focused pacifically on using every federal tool available to protect access to reproductive health care. you know, let me close with this. the court and his allies are committed to moving america backwards fewer rights, less autonomy, and politicians invading the most personal decisions. remember the reasoning of this decision.
it impacts much beyond row. the right to privacy is generally impacted. marriage equality, contraception, and so much more is at risk. this decision affects everyone. unrelated to choice, we cannot allow an out-of-control supreme court working in conjunction with an extremist government in their republic been party to take with tommy. the choice we face as a nation is between the mainstream and the extreme. between moving forward and moving backwards. between law and politicians and the most personal parts of our lives. protecting the right to privacy. yes. yes. embedded in the constitution. this is a choice. this is a moment. the moment. a moment to restore rights which have been taken away from us. a moment to protect our nation
from an extremist agenda that has been antithetical to everything we believe as americans. i'm going to sign this executive order. [indiscernible] [indiscernible] security situation to pan -- in japan, and can you give us update on the terror situation? what -- >> i try to put a call into the president and prime minister.
he was very late there. i will be talking there in the morning. i will be stopping to sign a condolence book at the japanese embassy on the way to the cia. this hasn't happened in japan in decades and decades. all the way back to the late 30's, the mid 30's. it is a homemade weapon. i've only seen a photograph of it. the justice department is going into get me more details later as they find out the detail. the fact is, one thing did strike my -- get my attention. this is the first use of a weapon to murder someone in japan, and we have, thus far, have 3000 -- i won't hold the
number, but basically between three and 40,000 cases, and they have one. 1. one. so, you will learn more about that as time goes on about motive, about the whole japan. the present prime minister, he is a very solid guy. japan is a very stable ally, and we -- i do not believe it is likely to have, but i don't know you. it is likely to have any profound destabilizing impact on japanese security or japanese solidarity it thank you very much. >> can you give us a timetable? >> would you recommend [indiscernible]
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