The President of the United States, Joe Biden, announced this Sunday the implementation of a series of measures to facilitate access to medicines for women requesting an abortion, as well as new guarantees of protection for pharmacies that sell this medicine, like the President in a statement marking the 50th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade.
The 1973 Opinion, annulled last year by the Supreme Court in a highly controversial decision, set the touchstone of North American abortion legislation with its statement. Its annulment meant abortion was abolished as a constitutional right, and legislation is now in the hands of each individual state.
However, the U.S. federal government has certain powers, such as those used by Biden this Sunday, who ordered the Secretary of Health and Human Services to create new guidance to help providers and pharmacies supply the medications they need distribute to patients
Similarly, the president’s memorandum also orders the implementation of new guidance to ensure safe access to these medicines in pharmacies “free of threats and violence.” The President has lamented that the Supreme Court decision “deprives the American people of a constitutional right” even though “women should be able to make these deeply personal decisions without political interference.” “Despite this, Republicans in Congress and across the country continue to push for a statewide ban on abortion, criminalizing doctors and nurses, and making birth control more difficult to access.
It’s dangerous, extremist and totally out of touch with reality,” he lamented. Finally, Biden again gave the green light to an initiative to codify the entire Roe v. Wade in the form of a federal law as “the only way that women’s right to vote can be guaranteed in every state in the country”.