The President of the United States, Joe Biden, will ask members of his Government this Friday to take measures to protect access to reproductive health services for women after the Supreme Court ruling that revoked the national legal protection of abortion two years ago. weeks.
The conservative offensive ends the national protection of the right to abortion in the US
The White House has advanced it’s a statement that Biden will give a speech this Friday morning accompanied by the Vice President, Kamala Harris, and the Secretary of Health, Xavier Becerra, in which he will ask that these protections be guaranteed.
Most of the orders will go precisely to the department that Becerra directs, which will be urged to expand access to abortion pills, guarantee that all patients have access to emergency medical services protected by law, and protect access to contraceptive methods. . It will also ask you to increase communication efforts regarding access to reproductive health services and abortion.
In addition, the White House and the US Attorney General will organize a team of attorneys, legal associations and civic entities to defend patients, providers and third parties who seek to access or offer reproductive health services throughout the country. Another measure will be to expand the protection of patient privacy, as well as the safety of patients, providers and abortion clinics.
Biden has received numerous criticisms from his own party in recent weeks, considering that he is not doing enough to defend the right to abortion after the Supreme Court ruling controlled by a majority of conservative judges, which on June 24 reversed the historic decision to 1973 Roe v. Wade. Although it does not make abortion illegal in the US, this decision means that each state will be free to regulate it as they wish.
“This decision expressly took away from the American people a right they had recognized for nearly 50 years: the right of women to make their own reproductive health decisions, without government interference,” the White House said in a statement. “This ruling will disproportionately affect Black, low-income and rural women.”
The White House notes that “Biden has made it clear that the only way to guarantee a woman’s right to choose is for Congress to reinstate Roe v Wade protections as federal law.” “Until then, she is committed to doing everything in her power to uphold reproductive rights and protect access to safe and legal abortion.”