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    Joe Biden Signs Emergency Executive Order On Abortions

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    Since the Supreme Court of the United States struck down the unconstitutional Roe v. Wade statute, Democrats have been scurrying to maintain federal control over abortion rather than allowing the states to resolve the issues, as the Constitution requires.

    WBAL-TV says that since the ruling, Biden has emphasized that his authority to defend abortion rights through executive action is limited in the absence of congressional action and that Democrats lack the numbers in the current Congress to do so.

    The White House stated, “President Biden has made clear that the only way to secure a woman’s right to choose is for Congress to restore the protections of Roe as federal law. Until then, he has committed to doing everything in his power to defend reproductive rights and protect access to safe and legal abortion.”

    WBAL-TV reported that Biden acknowledged the limitations facing his office and stated that it would need an act of Congress to restore access to abortion in the more than a dozen states where tight restrictions or entire bans have been enacted in response to the Supreme Court’s decision.

    “We need two additional pro-choice senators and a pro-choice house to codify Roe,” he said. “Your vote can make that a reality.”

    Biden stated, “The fastest way to restore Roe is to pass a national law. The challenge is go out and vote. For God’s sake there is an election in November. Vote. Vote. Vote. Vote!”

    He predicted that women would turn out in “record numbers” in frustration over the court’s decision, and said he expected “millions and millions of men will be taking up the fight beside them.”

    WBAL-TV reported that Biden is also instructing his team to assemble volunteer attorneys to assist women and providers in navigating new state regulations in light of the Supreme Court’s verdict.

    The Justice Department and HHS are tasked with fighting in court to safeguard women, but there are no assurances that the legal system would take their side if they are prosecuted by states that have moved to criminalize abortion.

    WBAL-TV reported on Friday that he reiterated his harsh critique of the Supreme Court’s rationale in knocking down a constitutional right to abortion that has existed for fifty years.

    “Let’s be clear about something from the very start, this was not a decision driven by the Constitution,” Biden added, accusing the court majority of “playing fast and loose with the facts.”

    Biden disagrees with the Supreme Court justices who are constitutional academics.

    Biden stated last week during a virtual conference with Democratic governors, “Ultimately, Congress is going to have to act to codify Roe into federal law,”

    More on this story via The Republic Brief:

    Biden formalized instructions by executive order on Friday to the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services to push back on efforts to limit the ability of women to access federally approved abortion medication or to travel across state lines to access clinical abortion services WBAL-TV continued.

    He was joined by Vice President Kamala Harris, HHS secretary Xavier Becerra and Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco in the Roosevelt Room as he signed this order.

    The order, after the high court’s June 24 ruling that ended the nationwide right to abortion and left it to states to determine whether or how to allow the procedure, comes as Biden has faced criticism from some in his own party for not acting with more urgency to protect women’s access to abortion.

    The decision in the case known as Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturned the court’s landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling. CONTINUE READING…

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