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Biden Laments Post-Roe ‘Horror’ in US, Signs Order on Abortion Access

  • Advocates seek stronger stand after Roe v. Wade ruling
  • Order requires HHS to detail efforts to expand abortion access
Activists demonstrate their displeasure with the Supreme Court decision on abortion, on July 4.

Activists demonstrate their displeasure with the Supreme Court decision on abortion, on July 4.

Photographer: Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket/Getty Images

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President Joe Biden said the “horror” unleashed by the Supreme Court’s decision to eliminate the nationwide right to abortion was already being felt across the country in his sharpest attack yet on the two-week-old ruling. 

Faced with growing demands from liberal Democrats that the White House take more robust action following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Biden said Friday that much of the country was experiencing “a giant step backwards” as he signed an executive order intended to preserve access to the procedure.