Biden to sign executive order to help safeguard access to abortion, contraception

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By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden will sign an executive order on Friday to help safeguard women’s access to abortion and contraception after the Supreme Court last month overturned the Roe v Wade decision that legalized abortion, the White House said. Biden, a Democrat, has been under pressure from supporters, particularly progressives, to take action after the landmark decision, which upended roughly 50 years of protections for women’s reproductive rights. Biden will direct the Health and Human Services Department to take action to protect and expand access to “me…

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