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    US Department of Health asks governors to allow abortions when the mother is at risk

    US Department of Health asks governors to allow abortions when the mother is at risk

    The United States Secretary of Health, Xavier Becerra sent a letter to the governors reminding them that the laws they pass must comply with federal regulations that guarantee the protection of women’s health.

    Since the Supreme Court of the United States struck down the constitutional protection of the right to abortion in force since 1973, many conservative states have been quick to pass laws restricting and even banning it, including in cases of incest or rape.

    Given these actions, the Biden government recently approved a rule that requires all states, whatever their law regarding abortion, must allow interruptions of pregnancy in the event of a medical emergency.

    The letter warns that “current or future laws restricting abortion do not end the responsibility that doctors they are required to provide access to emergency health care under federal law,” the White House said in a statement.

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    The letter also asks the governors of states that have not restricted abortion to provide access to women coming from territories in which this reproductive right has been limited or prohibited.

    For his part, Joe Biden himself insisted in a meeting with politicians from the Democratic Party in the White House that legislators must approve the protection of abortion by law, although he acknowledged that at this time the Democrats do not have the necessary majority in the Senate.

    The only way this will happen is if the American people make it happen in November.”the president said, referring to the mid-term elections in which Democrats could obtain an even larger majority in the Senate that will allow them to legislate on abortion.

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    The US Department of Health (HHS) also developed an action plan “in response to the decision of the Supreme Court”, a guide that invites states to extend access to women from other territories who want to travel to receive treatments that are denied to them at their place of residence.

    “Since the decision of the Supreme Court, we have known hard stories of women who do not have access to the care they need due to the new laws restricting abortion, and we have seen legislative chambers that try to confuse women by saying that they protect them while making abortion a crime. abortion,” lamented Becerra.

    The Secretary of Health promised that his department will continue to take “concrete measures such as the invitation to governors to protect women’s access to reproductive care, including abortion.”

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    On the other hand, the White House spokeswoman, Karine Jean-Pierre, lamented in a statement the entry into force of new laws that practically prohibit abortion in Idaho, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas and that they “criminalize” it without exceptions not even for cases of rape or incest.

    It is the latest attack on the fundamental rights of Americans.” and they are part of the Republican Party’s effort to “roll back the freedoms” that the country had for half a century.

    “Congress should act immediately to restore the protection of Roe vs. Wade and the American people should make their voices heard,” Jean-Pierre said in a message.

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    Source: La Opinion

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