President Joe Biden said Friday that if Republicans will control of both house of Congress in November's mid-term elections they will seek to outlaw abortion throughout the United States.

"So the choice is clear: We either elect federal senators and representatives who will codify Roe, or Republicans who will elect the House and Senate will try to ban abortions nationwide," he said during a virtual conference with nine Democratic state governors.

Biden met with Kate Brown of Oregon, North Carolina's Roy Cooper, New York's Kathy Hochul, Jay Inslee of Washington, Ned Lamont of Connecticut, Dan McKee of Rhode Island, New Mexico's Michelle Lujan Grisham, Colorado's Jared Polis and J.B. Pritzker of Illinois a week after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that made abortion legal in the US.