Forbes  |  July 10, 2022

Lawrence Gostin, a law professor at Georgetown University who specializes in public health law, told the Post declaring a public health emergency may be more of a symbolic move, because the federal government and Democratic states can take steps on their own without the declaration. “The juice isn’t worth the squeeze,” Gostin said. “You face huge legal and political headwinds and you gain very little, if anything, that you couldn’t do without the emergency.” He also warned against politicizing public health, though he told the Post he generally supports federal actions to preserve abortion access.

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