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USA in favor of respecting women’s reproductive rights

The United States (USA) government this Friday reminded the governors of the states that make up the nation that the practice of abortion must respect women’s sexual and reproductive rights.

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The message was transmitted by the health secretary, Javier Becerra, who sent a letter to governors insisting that the approved laws must comply with federal regulations that guarantee the protection of women’s sexual health.

“Access to the full range of reproductive health services is essential to the health of the people. Under the Constitution, states cannot evade their responsibilities under federal law, or that a medical professional under federal law must provide essential health care. cannot interfere with its obligations.

Becerra reiterated that as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, “we have an obligation to ensure that people have access to the health care they are entitled to, regardless of state laws.” without doing. come into conflict.”

The official also highlighted the complaints filed for multiple delays or denials in health care, “which have put women’s health and life in grave danger. We are monitoring these reports closely and will take steps to help ensure access to care” and infringing cases will be referred “to the Department of Justice for appropriate legal action.”

President Joe Biden issued an executive order guaranteeing women’s sexual and reproductive rights on July 8 after the Supreme Court ruled on abortion rights in Roe v. Wade’s decision was reversed.

Several states in the North American nation are adopting laws to restrict abortion services, an action they were promoting prior to a June 24, 2022 court decision that struck down the historic Roe v. Wade decision. Definitely published on Friday. , of 1973, which recognized women’s constitutional right to abortion and legalized it throughout the country.

Women’s rights organization Rise Up 4 Abortion said on its Twitter account that abortion restrictions in the states of Tennessee and Texas went into effect on Thursday, August 25.

“North Dakota prepares to implement its abortion ban. It has caused the fury of millions of women and all justice-loving people who have taken to the streets to demand legal abortion across the country,” Rise Up 4 Abortion states.

Meanwhile, White House spokeswoman, Karine Jean-Pierre, in a statement, regretted the implementation of new laws prohibiting abortion in Idaho, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas, and that it is still punished. .Rape or incest.

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