Justice Department creates abortion rights task force
The Justice Department is creating a Reproductive Rights Task Force in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
The objectives include monitoring state’s actions that could:
- infringe upon a woman’s ability to cross state lines to get an abortion,
- prevent people from counseling a woman about abortion services available in other states, and
- Ban mifespristone, an FDA approved abortion medication.
The White House says it will also encourage pro-bono attorneys, bar associations and other private organizations to provide legal representation to abortion patients and providers.
Vanita Gupta, ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY GENERAL says: “While we recognize that congressional action is the best answer, we will not be deterred from using every tool at our disposal to defend reproductive freedom.”
The White House also says the taskforce will assist attorneys by centralizing online information – including legal briefs. Straight from DC, I’m Ray Bogan.