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Biden, Democrats Lack Options to Do Much on Abortion Access

  • Votes lacking in Congress to codify federal right to abortion
  • President says he’ll protect women traveling for procedure
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Biden on Roe v. Wade Ruling: 'This Is Not Over'
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President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats are under pressure to enact new policies to ensure US women retain access to abortions, but their options are sorely limited and risk generating new court challenges.

Biden said Friday that his administration will fight to make sure women can travel from states where abortion is outlawed to obtain the procedure in states where it’s legal. He said he also ordered the Health and Human Services Department to ensure abortion drugs are available “to the fullest extent possible.”