"It's a sad day for the court and for the country."
That's coming from President Joe Biden after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturned the landmark Roe v Wade decision on abortion.
As a result, nearly half of the states in the country are now expected to ban or severely restrict abortion.
Some fear the move will make America an outlier among developed nations in protecting reproductive rights.
Warning the health and life of American women are at risk, the commander-in-chief urged Congress to pass a law protecting abortion rights.
He also called on Americans to elect politicians who would protect abortion rights at the state and federal levels.