U.S. HHS chief vows to protect abortion access, but says much depends on states

By: - June 29, 2022 5:52 am

After the Supreme Court's decision to strike down federal protections for abortion rights on Friday, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said HHS would enforce federal laws to ensure federally approved abortion pills — which must be obtained by prescription — remain available. (Photo by Alex Wong / Getty Images)

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues. His coverage areas include climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.