© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks earlier than signing an govt order to assist safeguard girls’s entry to abortion and contraception after the Supreme Court docket final month overturned Roe v Wade choice that legalized abortion, on the White Home in W
By Nandita Bose
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden will announce new tips and grants to guard reproductive rights on Tuesday, and describe how abortion rights have been curtailed for the reason that Supreme Court docket overturned the constitutional proper to terminating pregnancies.
He might be talking at a gathering of the reproductive rights activity power, additionally to be attended by Vice President Kamala Harris, that’s being held 100 days after the landmark Roe v. Wade judgment.
The assembly will deal with how thousands and thousands of ladies can’t entry abortion providers and medical doctors and nurses are going through prison penalties for offering such providers, based on a White Home official and a letter shared by the White Home.
The letter to the president was from Jen Klein, the pinnacle of the inter-agency activity power on abortion entry.
On the assembly, the president will even talk about new tips for universities from the Division of Schooling to guard college students from discrimination on the premise of being pregnant and $6 million in new grants to guard entry to reproductive healthcare providers from the Division of Well being & Human Companies.
The letter from Klein mentioned abortion bans have gone into impact in a couple of dozen states for the reason that court docket overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling on June 24. Practically 30 million girls of reproductive age now dwell in a state with a ban, together with almost 22 million girls who can’t entry abortion care after six weeks, it mentioned.
The letter additionally notes efforts by Republican lawmakers similar to Senator Lindsay (NYSE:) Graham to challenge a nationwide abortion ban.
Democrats are more and more hopeful that the Supreme Court docket choice will increase voter assist in November’s midterm elections.
A Pew Analysis Middle ballot in August confirmed abortion rocketing up as a precedence for Democratic voters — from 46 p.c in March to 71 p.c.