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President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will host the first meeting of the interagency Task Force on Reproductive Health Care Access on Wednesday, where the president is expected to take further executive action to protect abortion services.
At the meeting, Biden will issue and sign a second executive order that will help allow women to receive abortions even if abortion is illegal in their state, a senior administration official said.
The new executive order continues to build on actions the Biden-Harris administration has taken to protect reproductive health care services and access to those services since the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
President Joe Biden after he signed an executive order on access to reproductive health care services at the White House in Washington, DC on July 8, 2022. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
The new executive order comes after Biden signed an executive order to expand reproductive health care services last month.
t directs the Health and Human Services Department to consider using funds including Medicaid to support women traveling out-of-state for abortion services, a