August 8, 2022
Biden to sign executive order protecting travel for abortion

Washington (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday will sign an executive order aimed at making it easier for women who want abortion To travel between states to gain access to the process.

More specifically, one of the directives Joe Biden would issue would allow states that haven’t allowed abortions to apply for specific Medicaid exemptions that would, in effect, help treat women who’ve passed out of the state. Traveled outside.

The order will also call on health care providers to comply with federal nondiscrimination laws and streamline the collection of key data and information on maternal health at the National Institutes of Health. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The details were described by senior administration officials who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the executive order before a formal announcement.

Biden, who continues to self-isolate in White House residence A rebound case of COVID-19Will sign executive order as he helps launch a federal task force on access to reproductive care led by Vice President Kamala Harrisofficials said.

Wednesday’s order is the latest in a series of executive actions from the Biden administration since ending the constitutional right to abortion in June in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.

Separately, on Tuesday the Justice Department Idaho lawsuit Attorney General Merrick Garland argued that it violated federal law.

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