President Biden, throughout a meeting with Democratic governors Friday, warned voters to elect lawmakers who will codify Roe v. Wade protections into federal law in November's elections or face a GOP-commanded Congress that will "try to ban abortions nationwide." The president held a virtual meeting Friday with governors from Connecticut, New York, Colorado, California, North Carolina, New Mexico, Illinois, Washington, Oregon and Rhode Island, only a week following the Supreme Court declared its choice to return the matter of abortion back to the states after almost 50 years. [tweet_embed] July 3, 2022[/tweet_embed] Biden on Friday announced he is working closely with the governors to "protect women’s rights after this tragic reversal of Roe v. Wade." Biden called it a "terrible, extreme decision" that is "upending lives and impacting on the health safety of millions of women." "I share the public outrage of this extremist court that’s committed to moving America backwards with fewer rights, less autonomy and politicians invading the most personal decisions that, not only women, but will find to expand on this decision, men as well," Biden announced. "But, as I said last week, this is not over." [tweet_embed] July 3, 2022[/tweet_embed] The president described steps his administration has taken so far to protect women’s rights, stating the federal government, through the Justice Department, will work to protect women who are traveling from states that prohibit abortions to other states to seek medical help. Biden further announced if a state attempts to block a woman from getting medication, the administration "will act and protect the woman’s right to that medication." "But ultimately, Congress is going to have to act to codify Roe into federal law," Biden stressed, noting that "the filibuster should not stand in the way of us being able to do that." Biden has previously called on Congress to codify Roe after the Supreme Court's June 24 ruling, though he had not called for ending the filibuster. Biden has just previously called for the measure throughout his attempt to pass voting reforms, which did not succeed. [tweet_embed] July 3, 2022[/tweet_embed] The filibuster is a threshold of 60 votes in the Senate that's necessary before a piece of legislation is given an up or down vote. If Democrats wanted to establish a new filibuster precedent, they could do so with 51 votes — all 50 senators in the Democratic caucus, plus Vice President Harris breaking the tie. "But, right now, we don’t have the votes in the Senate to change the filibuster at the moment," Biden announced, stressing that Democrats need more lawmakers elected in November to "get this bill to my desk."