US President Joe Biden slammed the US Supreme Court's ruling on abortion and called it a "tragic error".

Former president Barack Obama and Bill Gates also called out the ruling, saying the order "puts women’s lives at risk".

US President Joe Biden slammed US Supreme Court saying it committed “a  tragic error” after the top court ended the right for abortion in its  ruling as it overturned Roe versus Wade.

Biden said the “health and life of women across this nation are now at  risk” while he called on Americans to elect more Democrats who would  safeguard rights upended by the court’s decision.

“Let’s be very clear, the health and life of women across this nation are now at risk.

The court has done what it’s never done before – expressly taking away a  constitutional right that is so fundamental to so many Americans,” Joe  Biden said.

Since the country will increasingly see a patchwork of policies – with  some states restricting abortion and others providing it freely – Biden  emphasized that the court decision does not prevent anyone from  traveling to end a pregnancy.

“Women must remain free to travel safely to another state to seek the  care they need. And my administration will defend that bedrock right,”  Joe Biden said.

Biden warned that other legal precedents ensuring same-sex marriage and access to birth control could also be at risk.

“This is an extreme and dangerous path this court is taking us on,” he said.

Obama reacts to US Supreme Court Abortion ruling Today, the Supreme Court not only reversed nearly 50 years of precedent, it relegated the most intensely personal decision someone can make to the whims of politicians and ideologues—attacking the essential freedoms of millions of Americans.

Bill Gates called the US Supreme Court ruling on abortion “unjust and unacceptable setback” that puts women’s lives at risk.

“This is a sad day. Reversing Roe v. Wade is an unjust and unacceptable  setback. And it puts women’s lives at risk, especially the most  disadvantaged,” Bill Gates tweeted.