The Biden Administration has launched a task force with the goal of advancing abortion rights across the United States of America.
Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launched the intra-agency Task Force on Reproductive Healthcare Access on January 21 2022 which is a day before the 49th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide.
Inclusive in the task force are experts from across the department and they will have the goal of facilitating “innovative, transparent, equitable, and action-oriented approaches” to “protect and bolster sexual and reproductive health,” “Reproductive health” is a term used by progressives that includes abortion.
HHS Secretary, Xavier Becerra, said “We recommit to protecting and strengthening access to reproductive health care, including the right to safe and legal abortion care that the Supreme Court has recognized for decades,”. “Patients have the right to make decisions about their own bodies. In light of restrictive laws across the nation, HHS will evaluate the impact on patients and our communities.
Becerra said “… Once again, we are telling health care providers and patients, we have your back”
The HHS news release also made reference to the pro-choice achievements of the Biden administration.