President Biden Vows to Protect Abortion Access, Signs Order Defending Reproductive Rights President Biden has signed an executive order protecting reproductive rights, including expanded access to abortion medication and safeguards for out-of-state abortion seekers.
By Main Street Sentinel Staff
In the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s repeal of Roe v. Wade, President Biden has vowed to secure abortions rights for all Americans.
President Biden said he is “committed to doing everything in his power to…protect access to safe and legal abortion.” And a new executive order signed by the President builds on previous actions taken by the Biden administration to protect reproductive rights.
Biden’s Secretary of Health and Human Services has been tasked with ensuring that abortion medication declared “safe and effective” by the FDA “is as widely accessible as possible.”
The executive order will also protect the safety of abortion “patients and providers,” including women and doctors at mobile clinics located at state borders to address the needs of out-of-state abortion seekers.
Other measures taken by President Biden to combat the rollback of reproductive rights include protecting access to contraception, safeguarding the privacy of sensitive patient data, and ensuring that pregnant women have access to emergency medical care.