How Biden and the Democrats can save abortion access before the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade


May 21, 2021

On the 48th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision in January, President Joe Biden put out a statement declaring that his administration is “committed to codifying Roe v. Wade.” Many legal experts believe WHPA is the law that would get that done.

“This is a bill that addresses exactly the types of bans and restrictions like the 15 weeks case that’s in Mississippi,” Jackie Blank, the federal legislative strategist for the Center for Reproductive Rights, told Salon.

“It creates that statutory right [to abortion] automatically,” Preston Mitchum, the policy director at Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity, explained.