Sen. Marco Rubio Introduces Measure to Stop President Biden From Expanding Abortion Through Executive Order
Republicans are ready to go to war with President Joe Biden over abortion. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has announced plans to introduce a bill on Thursday that would block the White House from using federal emergency authority to expand access to abortion, and to go after states that might pass restrictions on abortion. This development comes as the Supreme Court is set to hand down a highly-anticipated ruling that would overturn Roe v. Wadeand allow states to decide how they wish to handle abortion.
The bill, called the “Prohibiting Federal Emergencies for Abortion Act,” was drafted after the president said he is considering using executive power to expand abortion access–as the court prepares to issue its decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization–by declaring a public health emergency.