US President Joe Biden signed a presidential order on access to sexual and reproductive healthcare services during an event at the White House’s Roosevelt Room on July 8, 2022 in Washington, DC. President Biden spoke about reproductive rights at this event.
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According to the White House, US President Joe Biden will sign a presidential order on Friday to protect women’s access to abortion and contraception after the Supreme Court overturned Law vs. Wade’s decision to legalize abortion last month. ..
Democratic Biden has been pressured by supporters, especially progressives, to take action after a groundbreaking decision that overturned about 50 years of protection for women’s reproductive rights.
According to the White House, Biden will instruct the Department of Health and Human Services to take action to protect and expand access to “drug abortion” approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
He also directs women to access contraception, including emergency medical care, family planning services, and intrauterine devices (IUDs).
Biden’s Attorney-General and White House advisors convene free lawyers and other organizations to provide legal counsel to patients seeking abortion and abortion providers.
“Such statements may include protecting the right to go out of state and seek medical care,” the White House said in a statement.
The Supreme Court ruling has restored the state’s ability to ban abortion. As a result, women with unwanted pregnancies either travel to another state where the procedure remains legal and available, buy abortion medications online, or have a potentially dangerous tort. Face the choice.
Biden condemned the court’s ruling.
This issue could help drive Democrats to vote in the November midterm elections, when Republicans have a chance to rule Congress. The Democratic Party has a majority in the House of Representatives and controls an evenly divided Senate through a tiebreaker vote by Vice President Kamala Harris.
According to the White House, Biden’s presidential order on Friday also aims to protect patient privacy and secure state-border abortion clinics, to coordinate the government’s response to access to assisted reproductive technology. Is instructing the establishment of a task force.