POLITICO | June 30, 2022Read the Publication
President Joe Biden has vowed his administration would use “all of its appropriate lawful powers” to counter the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade. But so far, he’s done little with his executive authority to preserve access to abortion — a posture that has disappointed many who are clamoring for action. Biden can’t fully restore the protections of Roe alone. He’s right that supporters of abortion rights must vote to take back power from reactionary judges and legislators. But there are concrete tools at the president’s disposal that he has yet to deploy in this fight.