Biden Finally Did Something About Abortion! Or Did He?

Jess and Imani break down the executive order President Biden issued two weeks after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

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The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on June 24, and for two weeks, the Biden administration did nothing. Austen Risolvato/Rewire News Group

President Joe Biden took some baby steps—finally—to protect abortion in the country. But it’s just not enough to get folks abortion care today.

In a new episode of Boom! Lawyered, co-hosts Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy dig into Biden’s broad-strokes executive order, which is delivers big on aspirations and little on actual direction and action points.

As Jess says in the episode: “Waiting to respond, issuing a response that so clearly doesn’t meet the moment—we’re sending signals that what the Supreme Court is doing is OK. Like the Supreme Court is functionally exercising a judicial coup in this country. It’s just doing what it wants because it can. The law is no longer a barrier to anything.”

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