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President Friday Biden told the Democratic Governor at a virtual meeting on Friday that he promised to protect access to the abortion pill and that the battle for abortion access was "not over." The meeting will take place a week after the Supreme Courthas ruled that abortion is not a constitutional right

The President made a brief statement and listened to the nine governors. Governor Kathy Hochul of New York, Governor Roy Cooper of North Carolina, Governor Michel Lujan Grisham of New Mexico, Governor Ned Lamont Connecticut, Governor Jared Police of Colorado, Governor J.B. Pritzker of Illinois, Jay of Washington. Governor Insley, Governor Kate Brown of Oregon, Governor Daniel McKee of Lord Island. 

"I share the public's anger at this radical court, which promises to retreat the United States," the president said Friday. "... But as I said last week, this is not the end."

He said he would act to protect the "basic rights" of women traveling to the state. And the administration will protect women's access to medical abortions approved by the Food and Drug Administration for decades, he said. 

"If the state tries to stop a woman from taking the drug, the FDA has already approved it, and if it has been available for more than 20 years, my administration will take the woman's drug. We will act to protect our rights to the Governor, "the president told the governor on Friday. 

The President admitted that there are not enough votes in the Senate at this time to eliminate the agenda to codify federal abortion rights. He said the party needed more votes in the Senate in the midterm elections to submit the bill to his desk. 

Biden warned that the impact of the court's ruling on Roe could extend beyond abortion and mentioned the future of same-sex marriage and privacy. 

First spoken governor, Mr. Hotchul, said New York was "ready to serve as a destination" and a "safe port" for women. 

Hochul said "only a handful of states" will be responsible for the reproductive rights care of American women. She urged the Byden administration to use veteran management hospitals and military bases for banned state mischief services. 

Biden responded to Hochul by returning to the need to "let people vote", arguing that the Republican Parliament is likely to pass a national ban on abortion. 

According to Cooper, North Carolina is already "seeing an influx" of women seeking abortion services, and much more is expected. 

"The place where you live determines your rights," he said. 

Grisham called for efforts in neighboring countries to "solemnly" limit and ban abortion, with a particular focus on Texas. She also said that more and more women in her state are seeking abortion-related services from outside the state. She suggested using Indian medical service facilities to provide abortion services in some states. 

Catherine Watson contributed to this report. 

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