Biden signs executive order to protect abortion access

President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Friday with the goal of protecting abortion and contraception access, The Washington Times reports

This comes in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. In that decision, the court considered the legality of Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban, and, in the process, the justices overturned Roe v. Wade. 

Ever since then, the Democrats have been making a push for the legalization of abortion at the federal level. The problem, though, is that the Democrats don’t have the majorities that they need in Congress to pass such legislation.

This is why Biden is trying to do what he could via executive action.

The order

As stated at the outset, Biden, with the executive order, is attempting to make sure that women who desire to have an abortion still can have one despite the ruling in Dobbs. 

Fox News reports:

The order safeguards access to reproductive health care services, including abortion and contraception; protects the privacy of patients and their access to information; promotes safety and security of patients, providers, and clinics; and coordinates the implementation of federal efforts to protect reproductive rights and access to health care.

This effort will be led by the Department of Health and Human Services.

The Times reports:

Under the executive order, the Department of Health and Human Services will take steps to ensure women can access an abortion medication that is approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The order also directs HHS to expand access to a “full range of reproductive health services,” including emergency contraception and other birth-control methods, including intrauterine devices.

Biden’s speech

In addition to signing this executive order, Biden also gave a speech. In that speech, Biden attacked the U.S. Supreme Court and particularly those justices who supported the overturning of Roe. 

“We cannot allow an out-of-control Supreme Court working in conjunction with extremist elements of the Republican Party to take away freedoms and our personal autonomy,” Biden said.

Biden also called upon supporters to elect more pro-abortion politicians this November in order to push the left’s abortion agenda through Congress.

“So the choice is clear. If you want to change the circumstance for women and even little girls in this country, please go out and vote,” Biden said.

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