The Biden administration says Republican Lindsey Graham’s abortion bill could create a nationwide healthcare crisis. The South Carolina Senator proposed legislation that would ban abortion after 15 weeks.
Jennifer Klein, Executive Director and Co-Chair of the White House Gender Policy Council, wrote in a memo that the bill would endanger pregnant individuals. She went on to say it would transform the practice of medicine by allowing doctors to be arrested if they perform abortions on patients who need it.
During the White House press briefing, press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre gave further comment on the issue.
“The ACOG found that bills like Senator Graham’s have no basis in science, that doctors would become less skilled if such a ban was in effect, and would interfere with patients’ ability to get timely and critical medical care. I said it before and I’ll keep saying it again, this extreme national ban and plan to criminalize doctors is wildly out of step with American people, and President Biden and Vice President Harris will continue to do everything in their power to protect women’s reproductive rights and expand access,” Jean-Pierre said.
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