Thank you, Mr. President!
In the aftermath of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v Wade, women began marching in the streets demanding action to protect women’s reproductive freedom. Today President Biden has signed an executive order intended to protect abortion and contraception access and bolster privacy in the aftermath of a Supreme Court ruling that struck down the precedent set by Roe v. Wade.
At Biden’s direction, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will take additional action to protect access to abortion medication that is approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The agency will also seek to protect access to emergency medical care for pregnant women and women experiencing miscarriage, including by reviewing guidance that outlines physician responsibilities under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act.
This is a great step in the right direction, but our work to ensure reproductive freedom for all continues. On August 18, the 102nd anniversary of women’s right to vote, CLUW will launch our “Pro Union/Pro Choice” campaign to get our members, our families, our friends and all allies out to vote! “Hell hath no fury like pro-choice women at the ballot box!”
Statement by Elise Bryant, President