The right-wing U.S. Supreme Court is expected to overturn Rowe vs. Wade As early as this month, President Joe Biden is reportedly mulling a series of executive orders to protect abortion rights at the federal level, including declaring a public health emergency, as progressive lawmakers and advocacy groups nudge him into action.
The newspaper “New York Timesreferring to unnamed administration officials, informed Thursday that “some of the ideas being considered include declaring a public health emergency, the Department of Justice’s willingness to fight any attempt by states to criminalize travel for abortions, and arguing that FDA rules, abortion drugs take precedence over any government prohibition.”
“This is a five-alarm fire and we can’t wait for an answer.”
Biden last week signaled that his administration is looking into potential unilateral action if right-wing judge Samuel Alito’s recently leaked draft decision is finally upheld by the high court.
“We think I could use some executive orders – we’re looking at that right now,” the president said in his speech on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Biden has been pressured by reproductive rights groups to do everything in his power to defend anti-abortion protection after Senate Republicans and Sen. Joe Manchin (DW.Va.) trashed the Health Protection Act last month. women, ending any hope that Congress would take action before legislation was passed. Supreme Court decision.
If the Supreme Court refuses Caviar, 26 US states controlled by Republicans likely to introduce a complete ban on abortion. Republican MPs in some states also review of legislation this would prohibit residents from traveling across state lines to have an abortion.
“We are at a critical juncture for access to abortion in this country, and officials at all levels of government must respond, including the executive branch,” said Maria Torrez, senior director of policy and strategy for Planned Parenthood. once on Thursday.
As shared dreams As reported last week, Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) and Patty Murray (D-Washington) sent a letter imploring Biden to lead a “nationwide response” to the nationwide attack on abortion rights.
A total of 24 Senate Democrats and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) letterwho urged Biden to instruct federal agencies to cancel remaining restrictions for medical abortion, which currently accounts for more than a half all abortions in the U.S.—and “provide travel vouchers, child care, and other forms of support to individuals seeking access to abortion services not available in their home state.”
During press conference On Wednesday, Warren said that “we are facing an extremist Supreme Court that is trying to Caviarand we are facing politicians who are ready to intervene and seize the moment of the decision of the Supreme Court.”
“So far this year, they have introduced more than 550 abortion restrictions in 40 states, and Mitch McConnell and the Republicans in Washington have made it clear where we are going next,” Warren continued. “They have been quite open about the fact that if they manage to seize control of the government, they will ban abortion throughout the country. Let’s be clear: the American people oppose this extremist agenda.”
“This is a five-alarm fire,” the senator added, “and we can’t wait for an answer.”