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Biden Signs Executive Order Aimed at Protecting Abortion Access

President Biden signed an executive order on Friday aimed at protecting abortion access in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The order directs the Department of Health and Human Services to take steps to protect access to medication for abortion and contraception and to ensure that pregnant women have access to emergency medical care.

 

The order also directs HHS to work to protect the privacy of patients seeking abortion care and ensure that they are not discriminated against by health care providers. Additionally, the order calls on the Federal Trade Commission to take steps to protect the privacy of consumers’ online data and to crack down on the sale of location data.

The order is a limited attempt to mitigate the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision, which is expected to lead to abortion bans in about half of the states. However, it is also likely to face legal challenges from Republican-led states.

 

 

The order was met with mixed reactions. Some abortion rights advocates praised the president for taking action, while others said that the order does not go far enough.

It remains to be seen how effective the order will be in protecting abortion access. However, it is a sign that the Biden administration is committed to fighting for abortion rights.

 

Here are some of the key provisions of the executive order:

  • Protects access to medication abortion
  • Protects access to contraception
  • Ensures that pregnant women have access to emergency medical care.
  • Protects the privacy of patients seeking abortion care.
  • Cracks down on the sale of location data
The order is a limited attempt to mitigate the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision, but it is also likely to face legal challenges from Republican-led states.
It remains to be seen how effective the order will be in protecting abortion access. However, it is a sign that the Biden administration is committed to fighting for abortion rights.

 

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