Murray Asks President For Reproductive Rights Order
(Washington, D.C.) -- U.S. Senator Patty Murray is asking President Biden to use his executive authority to defend reproductive rights ahead of the Supreme Court's expected reversal of Roe v. Wade. The Washington state Democrat joined Senator Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday to lead over 20 of their Senate colleagues in urging Biden to issue an executive order immediately. The senators want the federal government to increase access to medication abortion, create resources for people seeking abortion care in other states, and use federal property to provide abortions in states that have prohibited abortions. If the President issues an executive order it can be rescinded by the next President. The Supreme Court is expected to issue a ruling overturning Roe v. Wade sometime this month.