In “Crisis Moment” for Abortion Rights, Biden Weighs EO Declaring Public Health Emergency

Source: Common Dreams

“With the right-wing [sic] U.S. Supreme Court expected to overturn Roe v. Wade as soon as this month, President Joe Biden is reportedly weighing a number of executive orders to protect abortion rights at the federal level — including declaration of a national public health emergency, as progressive lawmakers and rights groups push him to act. The New York Times, citing unnamed administration officials, reported Thursday that ‘some of the ideas under consideration include declaring a national public health emergency, readying the Justice Department to fight any attempt by states to criminalize travel for the purpose of obtaining an abortion, and asserting that Food and Drug Administration regulations granting approval to abortion medications preempt any state bans.'” (06/16/22)