Statement by National NOW President Christian F. Nunes
WASHINGTON, DC–President Biden and Vice President Harris understand that the lack of access to reproductive health care is a growing threat to millions of women. That’s why NOW members are gratified and proud to see today’s Executive Order Strengthening Access to Affordable, High-Quality Contraception and Family Planning Services.
Women need allies in the states, the Congress and the White House to stem the tide of attacks on reproductive rights. Today’s action has nothing to do with politics and everything to do with what’s right for women’s health.
President Biden knows what’s right.
This is the third executive order protecting reproductive health care signed by the president since the Supreme Court’s decision in the Dobbs case, and the administration has been a steadfast ally at every turn in our fight for abortion care.
The order signed by the president today focuses on protecting and expanding access to contraception. With the ongoing court battle over medication abortion, and state legislatures seeking to put more restrictions on contraceptive care in place, NOW will continue to fight for the basic reproductive, health care, and bodily autonomy rights of everyone.