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Biden’s Second Term To-Do List: Abortion Rights Top the Agenda

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So, here we are, imagining a world where President Joe Biden gets a second term. What’s on the top of his list? Well, it seems like he’s gearing up to dive headfirst into the world of abortion rights, with a side of student loan forgiveness and a sprinkling of gun control. It’s like he’s preparing for a policy-making triathlon!

Biden’s deputy campaign manager Quentin Fulks chatted on NBC’s “Meet the Press” and laid it out pretty clearly: “First of all: Roe.” It’s almost like he’s channeling his inner superhero, ready to swoop in and save the day (or, in this case, Roe v. Wade).

“The president has been adamant that we need to restore Roe. It is unfathomable that women today wake up in a country with less rights than their ancestors had years ago,” Fulks said, and you can almost hear the dramatic movie trailer music in the background.

Now, let’s not forget, Biden is a Catholic man who’s not exactly throwing abortion parties. He’s said he’s personally not “big on abortion” because of his faith. But he also believes the landmark 1973 decision “got it right.” It’s like he’s walking a tightrope between his personal beliefs and political stance, and let’s just say, he’s not wearing a safety net.

He’s also been pretty vocal about his disdain for court rulings that limit abortion access and has been duking it out over the availability of abortion pills. It’s like a high-stakes game of Whack-a-Mole, but with legal briefs instead of mallets.

Take the case in Texas, for instance, where a woman named Kate Cox was denied an abortion despite her pregnancy posing a risk to her life. Biden’s take? “No woman should be forced to go to court or flee her home state just to receive the health care she needs.” It’s like he’s saying, “Come on, Texas, let’s not turn a hospital visit into a road trip!”

When it comes to abortion rights swaying voters, they’re kind of like that popular kid in school – they win with folks across the political spectrum, but they don’t always make the Democratic candidates the prom king or queen, as a POLITICO analysis found.

And then there’s the whole Trump factor. With the possibility of Trump’s return to power lurking like a cliffhanger in a soap opera, Biden’s campaign is trying to shift the spotlight from Biden himself to the big, bad wolf at the door. The attention on abortion rights, partly thanks to Trump’s Supreme Court picks, is expected to stay center stage. It’s almost like Biden’s campaign is the director yelling, “More spotlight on abortion rights, please!”

But wait, there’s more! Restoring Roe isn’t the only thing on Biden’s second-term wish list. He’s also looking to “finish the job” on a variety of issues. We’re talking about banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines – because who needs a machine gun to make a sandwich? There’s also cutting the cost of insulin, because let’s face it, diabetes shouldn’t have to break the bank. And let’s not forget expanding student loan forgiveness, because nothing says ‘welcome to adulthood’ like a mountain of debt.

In a nutshell, Biden’s potential second term sounds like it’s going to be a wild ride, complete with policy twists, dramatic showdowns, and maybe, just maybe, a few moments of triumph. So, grab your popcorn, folks, and let’s see how this political saga unfolds!