With the Supreme Court poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, President Biden is being lobbied by women’s rights groups to use the power of his office to protect reproductive rights. His options are limited.
- Activists are calling on President Joe Biden to protect access to abortion.
- Biden’s options are limited, but there are steps he can take to protect abortion rights.
- Options include expanding access to abortion medication and telemedicine.
WASHINGTON – Supporters of a woman’s right to choose quickly called on President Joe Biden to protect access to abortion after a leaked draft opinion suggested the Supreme Court is prepared to strike down Roe v. Wade.
But legal experts caution that Biden’s options are limited.
Most of the steps the administration could take to preserve abortion access would rely heavily on untested legal positions, said Mary Ziegler, a visiting law professor at Harvard University who has studied and written about abortion rights.