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Biden administration mulls public health emergency declaration on abortion

Posted on AllSides January 31st, 2023
From The Left
Abortion, Public Health, Biden Administration
Allie Carl/Axios

The Biden administration is weighing a plan to declare a public health emergency that would free up resources to help people access abortions.

The big picture: Both abortion rights advocates and Democratic lawmakers have urged the Department of Health and Human Services and President Biden to take such a step in response to the overturning of Roe v. Wade, which they say has created a "full-scale reproductive health crisis" across the U.S.

The lawmakers argued that such a move would allow the administration to help support states that protect abortion, deploy Public Health Services Corps...

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