TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Vice President Kamala Harris is expected to announce the initiatives the Biden-Harris administration plans to take on abortion in a speech in Tallahassee on Sunday.
According to excerpts of Harris’ remarks, which she is scheduled to deliver, the vice president of the United States is expected to announce that President Joe Biden will issue a presidential memorandum to further protect access to medical abortion for women across the country.
The memorandum also ensures patient safety. This security also extends to doctors and certified pharmacies.
Mifepristone is a drug used for medical abortion and has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.
Sunday marks 50 years since the United States Supreme Court decided in Roe v. Wade to give women access to abortion services.
In June of last year, this decision was adopted by the US Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a woman’s right to an abortion was not a constitutional right.
The ruling overturned Roe v. Wade and left the issue of abortion services up to the state level.
Harris is scheduled to make his remarks around noon Sunday.