Biden says he is looking into measures to protect abortion rights if somehow the Supreme Court overrules Roe Wade in the following weeks, but the White House has still not provided details, and legal experts think he will not be able to block states from outlawing the operation.
Biden indicated on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Wednesday evening that his staff is considering executive orders, but he did not go into detail. Biden mostly centered his speech on electing more Abortion Rights advocates into Congress in the Nov midterm elections, supporting Democratic congressional leaders who have pushed unsuccessfully to codify Roe’s protections and overcome state restrictions. Many Democrats and abortion-rights activists believe the party will not gain enough seats in the midterm elections to enact comprehensive abortion-rights legislation.
Biden Wants To Give Women Abortion Rights
Even though it can, many believe that delaying until a new Congress takes office in January will be too late to avoid the devastation they predict if tens of millions of Americans lose abortion access.
While Biden’s administration has limited choices for preserving Abortion Rights in states that have made it illegal, there are steps his government may take to strengthen reproductive health rights. According to politicians and abortion-rights organizations, he can make it simpler to procure abortion drugs, preserve patient privacy, and ensure that more people can afford and access contraceptives.
25 congressmen wrote to Biden earlier this week asking him to lift the remaining FDA limitations on abortion medicines. They also demanded travel vouchers and other financial assistance for those traveling across state borders for the operation, as well as a crackdown on states that are attempting to remove Planned Parenthood from their Medicaid programs. They are also looking at whether abortions might be performed on federally owned property, even in places where abortion is illegal. Democrats in Congress are also urging the Pentagon to enable service personnel stationed in states that are expected to restrict abortion to travel for the operation on leave.