US President Joe Biden protects women’s access to abortion and contraception at the White House in Washington on July 8, 2022, after the Supreme Court overturned Law vs. Wade’s decision to legalize abortion last month. Speak before signing a presidential order for.
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President Joe Biden declared a public health emergency on Sunday to free federal resources to promote access to the White House, even though the White House was not a “great option.” He said he was considering doing so.
He was also furious with the Supreme Court’s ruling last month, ending the constitutional right to abortion and telling those who have been demonstrating across the country, “Keep protesting. Keep your claim. It’s very. It’s important. “
The president, in a statement to reporters parked on a bicycle near the family’s Delaware Beach House, enforces more than a dozen states with strict restrictions or a complete ban on abortion to allow procedures. He said he had no power.
“I have no authority to revive the Roe v. Wade case as a national law,” he said, referring to the 1973 Supreme Court’s decision to establish the national right to abortion.
Mr Biden said Congress must codify its rights and voters will need to elect more members to support access to abortion in order for it to have better opportunities in the future. Stated.
Mr. Biden said that his administration “many things to address women’s rights” after the ruling, including considering declaring a public health emergency to free the federal resources. He said he was going to go. Such a move was driven by his supporters, but Whitehouse officials questioned both its legality and effectiveness, and it would almost certainly face legal challenges. Said.
“I asked the authorities to find out if I had the authority to do that and how it would affect me,” the president said.
“It didn’t seem like a great option,” said Jen Klein, director of the White House Gender Policy Council, on Friday.
“When we saw a public health emergency, we learned a few things, one is that it doesn’t release too many resources,” she told reporters. rice field. “It’s in the Public Health Emergency Fund and has little money — tens of thousands of dollars. So it didn’t seem like a great option, and it doesn’t release a fair amount of legal authority. And that’s why we haven’t taken that action yet. “