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Biden contemplates new actions to protect access to abortion pills in the US.

The American President, Joe Bidencontemplates new actions to protect legal access to abortion medication and safeguard patient safety in the face of barriers that have arisen since the Supreme Court revoked last June the protection of the right to abort at the federal level, the White House reported this Sunday.

On the 50th anniversary of the sentence ‘Roe vs. Wade‘ (1973), which protected this right in the United States but was repealed in June of last year, the president will sign a memorandum in which he will ask the Secretary of Health, Xavier Becerrato increase efforts so that, among other things, abortion pills can be bought in pharmacies “no threats or violence”, regardless of where you live.

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The White House stressed that the president “has long made it clear that people should have access to reproductive services without harassment, threats or violence” and that “pharmacies should not be treated differently”.

The memorandum that Biden will sign with these measures will be publicly announced this Sunday by the vice president, Kamala Harrisat an event in the Florida capital, Tallahassee, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic Supreme Court ruling.

The Democratic Administration significantly chose the state of Florida for this act. your governor, Ron DeSantispromoted restrictive laws on reproductive rights even before the Supreme Court ruling.

Since that ruling, according to data from Planned Parenthoodthe largest network of reproductive services clinics in the US, 18 states have banned abortion or severely restricted it, and in 13 of them access to that service is practically impossible despite exceptions.

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In the United States, the abortion pill Mifepristone is responsible for “the majority” of voluntary terminations of pregnancy across the country, according to the White House.

The presidential statement pointed out that the memorandum seeks to counteract the barriers that some state officials have implemented to prevent women from accessing abortion pills and pharmacies from offering them.

Source: Elcomercio

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