On Sunday, prominent Democratic women urged President Joe Biden and members of Congress to defend abortion rights across the country

This decision has heightened political tensions between the federal government and the states.

On NBC's Meet the Press, Ocasio-Cortez said, "Forcing women to carry pregnancies against their will, will kill them."

Two Democratic progressives, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, have urged Biden to use federal land as a safe haven for abortion in states that ban or severely restrict the practice.