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Rep. Frankel Statement on President Biden’s Executive Order Protecting Abortion Access

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Washington, July 8, 2022 | comments

West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement after President Biden announced an executive order to protect reproductive freedom and access to health care services in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

“In the face of the biggest dismantling of women’s rights in half a century, I commend and thank President Biden for his commitment to protecting reproductive freedom and access to abortion,” said Rep. Frankel. “The President’s order will protect the right to travel freely, safeguard patients' privacy, promote the safety and security of patients, providers, and clinics, and the ability to obtain approved medication. It is a critical step in fighting back to ensure everyone has the freedom to make decisions about their own reproductive health, regardless of their income or zip code.”

The executive order will protect access to abortion and contraception, safeguarding patients' privacy and right to accurate information, and promoting the safety and security of patients, providers, and clinics.

Last fall, the House passed the Women’s Health Protection Act to codify the right to an abortion in the Constitution. However, the bill did not pass the Senate. The House plans to vote on this critical bill again next week in the hopes of renewing Congressional efforts to protect abortion care in the United States.

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