June 13, 2022

President Biden Considering Executive Orders to Strengthen Abortion if Roe is Overturned

President Joe Biden
Screenshot from Jimmy Kimmel Live via YouTube
On Wednesday, June 8, President Joe Biden said on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" that he is considering executive actions that would minimize the life-saving impact of a potential Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade.

"I think if the court overrules Roe v. Wade,... we have to legislate it. We have to make sure we pass legislation making it a law..."

He went on to repeat his false claim that the leaked draft opinion from the Supreme Court would affect precedent in other issues such as same-sex marriage. He referenced Connecticut v. Griswold as a precedent that would be overturned if the Supreme Court moved forward with the draft. That decision ruled that the Constitution protected the liberty of couples to buy and use contraceptives.

The leaked draft opinion explicitly states that it does not undermine any rulings that are not related to abortion. Biden and pro-abortion advocates often repeat this deceptive argument.

"And you know, there's a whole range of things that are at stake here when we talk about eliminating Roe v. Wade," Biden said. "It's just ridiculous in my view. And I don't think the country will stand for it, but I think what we're gonna have to do are some executive orders... We're looking at that right now."

"Look," Biden continued. "It's clear that if in fact... these states impose the limitations they're talking about, it's gonna cause a mini-revolution. They're gonna vote a lot of these folks out of office."

Pro-abortion politicians and organizations have suggested a variety of executive actions that President Biden may or may not use. Examples include:
  • Eliminating FDA restrictions on abortion drugs
  • Creating travel vouchers that would use federal tax dollars to pay the expenses of women who must travel to get abortions
  • Allowing abortionists to work on the federally-owned property in pro-life states