President Biden Mulls Health Emergency For Abortion Access: Report

  • U.S. President Joe Biden said he had asked his administration to consider whether he has the authority to declare an abortion-related public health emergency, Reuters reported.
  • The step follows the Supreme Court overturning the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide 50 years ago.
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  • When reporters asked if Biden was considering declaring a public health emergency regarding abortion access, the President responded that he was asking his staff to see "whether I have the authority" and what the impacts would be.
  • Last week, President Biden signed an executive order to ease access to services to terminate pregnancies. 
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  • Speaking to the reporters, Biden said his goal was to codify abortion rights through legislation and said, "keep protesting. Keep making your point. It's critically important," he said. "We can do a lot of things to accommodate the rights of women."
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