(DCWatchdog.com) – BREAKING NOW: In a move signaling his intent to bypass Congress and the United States Supreme Court while angering the pro-life movement, President Joe Biden will sign a new executive order today commanding that travel costs be covered for women crossing state lines to obtain an abortion.
As the Washington Examiner writes in “Biden signing executive order protecting out-of-state travel for abortions“:
“President Joe Biden will sign a new executive order Wednesday aimed at protecting abortion rights following the Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization ruling.” [emphasis added]
Here are some of the details according to the Examiner:
- Directs Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra to “consider” avenues “to advance access to reproductive healthcare services,” including reimbursing Medicaid patients “who travel out of state for reproductive healthcare services.”
- Directs Becerra to “consider” ways to ensure healthcare providers “comply with Federal non-discrimination laws so that women receive medically necessary care without delay,” including providing healthcare providers with new technical support and guidance about federal non-discrimination laws.
- Launch “new research and data collection on maternal health outcomes” and specifically “measure the impact that diminishing access to reproductive healthcare services has on women’s health.” [emphasis added]
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— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) August 3, 2022