After Supreme Court decision
Biden wants to allow abortions by decree
07/08/2022 06:24 p.m
The US Supreme Court overturned abortion rights after almost 50 years. US President Biden still wants to protect access to abortions. A corresponding government decree is about to be signed.
Two weeks after the US Supreme Court’s ruling on abortion rights, US President Joe Biden plans to issue a government decree to strengthen women’s rights. “President Biden has made it clear that the only way to secure women’s right to choose is for Congress to pass federal legislation to that effect,” the White House said. “Until then, he will do everything in his power to defend reproductive rights and protect access to safe and legal abortion.” According to the White House, Biden will sign the government decree this Friday.
Accordingly, the Ministry of Health should ensure access to contraceptives and medical abortions, the White House said in a statement. In addition, the data of women who find out about abortions should be better protected.
The US government also pledged to ensure the safety of patients and clinics. The Department of Justice and the White House Legal Department are also planning to create a team of attorneys who will provide free counsel or representation for women in legal trouble over an abortion.
Two weeks ago, the Supreme Court overturned the almost 50-year right to abortion, arguing that it was not enshrined in the constitution. Since there is no statewide law protecting the right, the legislature now rests with the states. Republican-governed states in particular have recently tried to establish restrictive abortion laws as quickly as possible. In some cases, however, they are stopped again at least temporarily by local courts.