Biden officials are exploring ways to provide abortion access for pregnant women and girls in U.S. immigration custody in states with bans, four U.S. officials who requested anonymity to discuss the government plans told Reuters.
Many federal shelters for unaccompanied children apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border are located in Texas, where a Republican-backed law that went into effect in September banned abortions at six weeks.
For the past nine months, U.S. health officials have been flying or driving minors from Texas shelters to other states for abortions. Advocates say more guidance is needed now, and fast. Reuters
This is our government paying for abortions. Abortions that a significant majority of Americans are against. A Harvard-CAPS poll this week found that 72% of Americans think abortion should be allowed only until the 15th week of pregnancy. Moreover, the 15-week threshold has bipartisan support from a majority of Democrats, Republicans, and independents.
Among Democrats, 60 percent believe abortion should be prohibited after the 15th week. In addition, 84 percent of Republicans and 70 percent of independents believe the same.
Further, A majority of both genders agree with the 15-week cut-off date for abortion. Seventy-five percent of women support the 15-week cut-off, which is near the 69 percent of men who also agree with that timeline.
Harvard’s Center for American Political Studies polled 1,308 American voters from June 28 to June 29, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade and sent the issue back to state legislatures.
Here is the entire survey which also reveals how voters feel about the economy and the direction of the government. The question: Should Biden run again got an astonishing 71% No vote!