Abortion Wars: Biden Administraton Says Federal Law Overrides State Bans in Emergencies

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said on Monday that healthcare providers who perform abortions in emergency situations are protected under federal law regardless of bans that are in place in their states.

“Under the law, no matter where you live, women have the right to emergency care — including abortion care. Today, in no uncertain terms, we are reinforcing that we expect providers to continue offering these services,” HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra said in a statement.

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