Status: 08/04/2022 09:21 AM
Due to the very restrictive abortion laws in some US states, many women seek treatment in other states. US President Biden supports it and promises financial aid.
US President Joe Biden has signed a new executive order in the fight for abortion rights. Government spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre said the decree should make it easier for women to travel to other US states for abortions.
States in which abortions are still legal should therefore be able to apply for funding from the Medicaid social program to “provide reproductive health care to women living in states where abortion is prohibited,” when the Ministry of Health says.
Medicaid benefits are intended for low-income people, people with disabilities, and the elderly. The details of the executive order are still being worked out. There is an expected flood of background lawsuits because it is illegal to use federal funds to pay for abortions unless the mother’s life is in danger or the pregnancy is not the result of rape or incest.
Justice Department plans to prosecute Idaho
Biden’s Justice Department is also taking action against the state of Idaho. Attorney General Merrick Garland said his department has filed a lawsuit against Idaho’s plan to ban abortions in almost all cases, including medical emergencies for pregnant women. The regulation, which should go into effect there at the end of August, provides exceptions only for cases in which a woman’s life is in danger, but not for cases in which a woman’s health is seriously compromised in order to prevent an abortion. It is necessary to put in danger.
The US Supreme Court, which is dominated by conservative judges, recently overturned a landmark ruling on abortion rights that lasted nearly 50 years. This made possible new tightening or sanctions at the US state level. Since then, women have traveled to other countries to have abortions.