The White House may open abortion clinics on federal lands in red states, where it may soon be outlawed.
That’s according to Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, who stressed Tuesday that “every option is on the table.”
SUPREME COURT: HHS Sec. Xavier Becerra is asked whether the Biden Administration will open clinics on federal lands following the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. pic.twitter.com/8FTfzFp9Dy
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As the Washington Examiner’s Cassidy Morrison reports:
“What I can tell you is that we are aware of a number of ideas and proposals, many of which we have been considering internally ourselves,” Becerra said. “We have made no decisions yet. We certainly would have a conversation with the president to make sure we implement his directives to us in trying to protect women’s reproductive healthcare services.”
The proposal, if pursued by the administration, would offer women a safe haven for abortion access in red states, most of which have already curtailed access. President Joe Biden is fairly limited in his ability to restore the right to an abortion, short of issuing executive orders that could be overturned by the next administration.
While acknowledged as controversial and even dangerous by other members of the administration, AOC called it “the babiest of the babiest of the baby steps.”
ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ: “Open abortion clinics on federal lands in red states right now!”
“Right now!” pic.twitter.com/sFvl101mSt
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Morrison then listed other options under consideration at the White House:
Becerra outlined several other measures the administration is taking to sure up access to abortion. He pledged to use his authority as head of HHS to preserve access to the abortion-inducing medications mifepristone and misoprostol, a goal that the Biden administration had already announced. Current federal law requires government health programs to offer medication to induce an abortion in certain instances, such as when the pregnancy is a result of rape or incest, or if the life of the mother is put at risk.
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