The Biden Administration is considering announcing a “national public health emergency” if Roe v. Wade is overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court in the coming days.
It’s one of a number of proposals under consideration to use executive orders to protect abortion access if Roe v. Wade is overturned as expected, according to The New York Times.
This egregious power-grab by the Biden Administration would allegedly help women in red states obtain abortions despite the court ruling and the laws of the state.
BREAKING: Biden Administration is considering declaring a ‘national public health emergency’ to protect abortion access if Roe v. Wade is overturned.
— DailyNoah.com (@DailyNoahNews) June 16, 2022
Ideas include declaring a national public health emergency, readying the DOJ to fight any attempt by states to criminalize travel to obtain an abortion, and asserting that FDA regulations granting approval to abortion medications pre-empt any state bans. https://t.co/25aVk58w7X
— Linda Hill (@bulldoghill) June 16, 2022
From National Review:
While the move would almost certainly be met with legal challenges, the declaration of a public-health emergency could ostensibly allow the Department of Health and Human Services to suspend the state-based medical licensing regime so that blue-state doctors could perform abortions in states where abortion is outlawed or restricted.
Administration officials including White House counsel Dana Remus, director of its gender policy council Jennifer Klein, and the director of its domestic policy council, Susan Rice, are reviewing possible executive actions.
The administration may also make proposals to prepare the Justice Department to litigate against states that attempt to outlaw abortion tourism and to confirm that state prohibitions on abortion cannot interfere with the distribution of FDA-approved abortion drugs, administration officials told the Times.
Pro-abortion advocates have been unhinged since a draft opinion was leaked last month indicating the Supreme Court prepared to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Barricades were quickly erected at the Supreme Court following a Politico report on the leaked draft decision.
An hour after the Politico report was published a small group of protesters with candles had gathered outside the court.
Pro-abortion protestors have also illegally protested outside of the homes of the conservative SCOTUS justices.
One neighbor of Justice Kavanaugh said the protestors threatened residents in the area.
The New York Times reported:
President Biden’s top aides are weighing whether he can or should take a series of executive actions to help women in Republican-controlled states obtain abortions if the Supreme Court eliminates a woman’s right to end her pregnancy, according to senior administration officials.
Some of the ideas under consideration include declaring a national public health emergency, readying the Justice Department to fight any attempt by states to criminalize travel for the purpose of obtaining an abortion, and asserting that Food and Drug Administration regulations granting approval to abortion medications pre-empt any state bans, the officials said.
Since a draft opinion was leaked last month indicating that the Supreme Court was prepared to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision — an action that would prompt at least 20 states to prohibit or severely curtail access to abortion — abortion rights advocates have been lobbying the White House to take extraordinary steps to mitigate the effect.