Headline RoundupJuly 9th, 2022

Biden Faces Pressure From Democrats To Take Stronger Abortion Stance

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President Joe Biden is facing pressure from Democrats to pass stronger federal laws that protect abortion rights.

Biden signed an executive order Friday that aims tobolster medical privacy and expand access to contraception. The move, which took place two weeks after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade, was seen as a slow response by many members of the Democratic party. While analysts noted that Biden gave a “passionate” speech on Friday following his latest executive order, many said that it lacked the urgent tone that many Democrats felt was required, and some pointed out how a number of pro-choice ideas such as establishing abortion clinics on federal land or declaring a public health emergency were absent. Some reports highlighted how White House officials have been “reluctant” to keep pushing progressive policies given their track record of getting laws passed by the divisive Congress.

Left-rated outlets framed Biden’s response as the latest “failure” to prevent a “wave of conservative rollbacks” and further emphasized that his administration had extra time to protect abortion rights given the Roe leak. Some right-rated coverage suggested that many Democratic leaders don’t “respect” or “comprehend” the centrist view on abortion and that the conservative attack on Roe is a result of them latching onto progressive policies.

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