President Biden Approves Executive Order to Keep Access to Reproductive Healthcare Services Safe

President Biden has approved an executive order that aspires to safeguard access to reproductive healthcare assistance. This happened right after the SCOTUS ruling that vetoed Roe v. Wade, which provided women the right to decide on their own reproductive healthcare about 50 years ago.

President Biden stated that the government should not interfere with these very personal decisions. However, hundreds of thousands of women today throughout the country are denied their basic rights to privacy, freedom, autonomy, and equality.

The SCOTUS ruling didn’t prohibit abortions in the U.S,, rather, individual states are given the decision to figure out the legitimacy of abortions. A number of states have now prohibited or greatly limited abortion care for state locals, which has dwindled access to reproductive care for countless Americans. 16 states already prohibited or mostly prohibited abortions, with that legislation taking effect in a month, and 6 more states are likely to ban sometime soon. Clinics offering abortions in the states that have now banned it are compelled to shut down, therefore inhibiting access to abortion care and other reproductive healthcare services such as contraception.

Because of the SCOTUS Ruling, the Federal Government took steps to secure reproductive healthcare services. Doing this is important to maintain justice, and equality, and to keep the health, safety, and advancement of the nation.

The executive order requires the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to determine possible actions to secure access to reproductive healthcare services. These consist of safeguarding and broadening access to abortion care and the complete selection of reproductive healthcare services, taking steps to improve family planning services for example access to emergency birth control, and determining ways to boost outreach and learning concerning access to reproductive healthcare services.

Biden has required the Secretary of the HHS to give additional guidance about HIPAA and other regulations to better keep sensitive information associated with reproductive health care services safe. The HHS has previously published guidance about how HIPAA relates to disclosures of reproductive healthcare data and guidance for people on how to protect their health data privacy. The HHS must additionally, in relation to the Attorney General, FTC, and Department of Justice, think about how they can deal with misleading or bogus practices associated with reproductive healthcare services. Along with Gender Policy Council, the HHS ought to create an Interagency Task Force about Reproductive Healthcare Access.

President Biden is worried that extremist state governors as well as others may try to acquire sensitive information from individuals’ mobile phones, for example, if they might be getting access to abortion care. At this time, when you employ a search engine or phone application, companies gather your information and peddle it to other businesses. They also reveal it to the police. Biden has asked the Chair of the Federal Trade Commission to do something to better safeguard the privacy of people who want details regarding access to reproductive healthcare services.

The Attorney General and the Secretary of Homeland Security were advised to think about actions within present regulations that may be taken to make sure the protection of patients, companies, and third parties, and safeguard the security of clinics (such as mobile clinics), pharmacies, and other organizations offering, dispensing, or providing reproductive and associated healthcare services.

The White House has issued a fact sheet that explains the executive order.

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Mark Wilson is a news reporter specializing in information technology cyber security. Mark has contributed to leading publications and spoken at international forums with a focus on cybersecurity threats and the importance of data privacy. Mark is a computer science graduate.