Abortion: Biden promises to act to protect women's health data
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US President Joe Biden
US President Joe Biden, strongly criticized for his defense of the right to abortion, said on Friday that he wanted to take a series of regulatory measures in order, among other things, to fight against the digital surveillance of which women could be victims.
In order to respond to the recent Supreme Court decision that overturned the ruling protecting the right to abortion in the United States, President Biden will sign an executive order that includes a whole series of initiatives, the White House. These actions could however have only a limited and not very restrictive scope.
Since the annulment of Roe c. Wade, seven conservative states have already banned access to abortion. Many more are expected to follow.
On the day the ruling was released, Joe Biden blasted a tragic mistake and announced two strands of regulatory measures, including access to abortion pills and the right of women to travel to other states in order to have an abortion.
But since then, the president has remained more or less silent on the subject, drawing fierce criticism from his own party, the Democratic Party, which wants more spectacular actions or, at all the less, the more aggressive communication.
Joe Biden will deliver a midday speech explaining his new initiatives, starting with the promise to protect sensitive health information and fight the digital monitoring.
Several activists have pointed out the dangers of online data, such as geolocation or information collected by menstrual cycle tracking apps, which could be exploited to prosecute women who have had abortions.< /p>
Without giving practical details, however, the text that Joe Biden will sign also promises to protect mobile abortion clinics at the external borders of states that have banned it .
The White House also wants to guarantee access to contraception, in particular the morning after pill (abortion pill) and IUDs.
The US executive also intends to organize a network of volunteer lawyers to ensure that American women can travel within the United States if they decide to have an abortion without being harassed by the courts if they reside in a state prohibiting abortion.