LISTEN: Atlanta Democrats advocate for President Biden's reelection. GPB's Sarah Kallis reports.

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Former state Sen. Jen Jordan speaks at a Biden campaign event June 6, 2024.

Credit: Sarah Kallis / GPB News

Georgia lawmakers and Democratic advocates urged voters to cast their ballots for President Joe Biden in November at a news conference Thursday in Atlanta. The comments came the day after a bill protecting access to contraception failed in the U.S. Senate.

Democrats say Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are the "only" candidates that will protect the right to abortion and contraception. 

State Rep. Karen Lupton (D-Chamblee) said she is concerned about reproductive rights.

"Our rights have been eroded and they're eroding quickly," she said. "I have to remind myself many days that myself, my 19-year-old daughter, have fewer rights now than they did in 2016, and I never thought we would live to see that day in America to actually watch us regress." 

Biden has focused much of his reelection campaign messaging around his pro-abortion rights stances, in contrast to Trump’s anti-abortion stance.