(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – BREAKING NOW: In a move sure to outrage social conservatives and pro-life activists, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under President Joe Biden is exploring the option of declaring a public health emergency to support abortion access, HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra said in a statement to Axios.
Becerra stated that the HHS believes it has the authority to make the declaration, but it is only one of several options being considered.
The agency has not yet thoroughly evaluated the declaration and its requirements.
Becerra also stated there has been an ongoing “reproductive health crisis” since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June 2022.
Since the court ruling, the Biden administration has taken steps to increase access to abortion services, including a July 2022 executive order instructing Becerra to “protect and expand access to abortion care.”
The administration has also loosened regulations on abortion pill distribution.
An HHS spokesperson told Axios, “We are constantly exploring additional actions we can take to protect and expand access to reproductive health care, including abortion care, and are prioritizing the actions that can give us the highest impact and most durable solutions.”
The White House and HHS did not comment when the Daily Caller News Foundation asked.
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