“Estamos explorando la oportunidad de trabajar con otros para asegurarnos de que si una mujer está tratando de acceder a la atención que necesita, que va a ser de apoyo de eso,” Becerra said during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” el domingo. “There are a lot of partners, public and private, who are looking into this. We’re one of those partners.”
The Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Vadear, effectively ending recognition of a constitutional right to abortion and giving individual states the power to allow, limit, or ban the practice altogether.
La decisión en dobbsv. Organización de Salud de la Mujer de Jackson sent shock waves across the country, stirring immediate protests outside the Supreme Court and drawing both praise and condemnation.
Democrats immediately discussed a range of options to try and protect abortion rights, with President Biden floating the idea of codifying Roe v. Wade into federal law.
Reps. Alejandría Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., suggested that the government instead try to protect abortion rights by building abortion clinics on federal land, extending the protections in a selective way.
Becerra indicated her idea might prove “difficult.”
“I think we’re continuing to explore everything that’s out there,” Becerra explained. “The difficulty is that simply because it’s an idea doesn’t mean it can go out into practice.”
“And so what we want to make sure is we can put things out into practice because you have people who are right now in need of abortion care services,” él agregó.
Becerra discussed the option to federally protect access to the abortion pill, noting that the federal protections on medication should allow the government more flexibility in that vein.