President Joe Biden made a promise to progressive advocates to take executive action and push Congress to protect abortion access should the Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade.
Still, even some of his closest allies are in the dark on what that will look like, and questions abound on the extent to which he’ll be able to deliver on that pledge.
The president’s initial response to the leaked draft opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito did not differ much from his past statements on the topic. Namely, he recounted directing the White House counsel and the Gender Policy Council to begin crafting executive actions after Texas passed a six-week abortion ban.
“Shortly after the enactment of Texas law SB 8 and other