After many Instances of Lack Luster Responses, Biden is now Weighing the Consideration of a Health Emergency for Abortion Access
This time he didn't fall off of a bike, but he gave more reason for voters to say "too little, too late"
After protestors crowded the White House gates yesterday and the onslaught of criticism from the lack of effort provided by Biden in response to the Supreme Court’s overruling of Roe v. Wade, it seems to have all gotten to him. Today, President Biden stated he is considering a public health emergency to free up resources to promote abortion access.
Along with his consideration of the public health emergency, Biden also offered a message to those enraged by the overruling of Roe v. Wade: “Keep protesting. Keep making your point. It's critically important." The thing is many people are actually disappointed in him, so is he wishing individuals to continue to gather and crowd the front of the White House?
President Biden stated he does not have the authority to reinstate Roe v. Wade as the law of the land and gave the actual route of doing so which is Congress would have to codify that right. For that to happen, Democrats will have to win midterms and so far that is a long shot. However, Biden said his administration is doing “a lot of things to accommodate the rights of women,” and many are questioning: What the hell are they doing?
Jen Klein, the director of the White House Gender Policy Council, said it isn’t a great option to look into the possibility of the consideration surrounding declaring a public health emergency to free up federal resources.
“When we looked at the public health emergency, we learned a couple of things: One is that it doesn’t free very many resources. It’s what’s in the public health emergency fund, and there’s very little money — tens of thousands of dollars in it. So that didn’t seem like a great option. And it also doesn’t release a significant amount of legal authority. And so that’s why we haven’t taken that action yet.”