In The Press October 03, 2022

Biden’s Abortion Offer for Vets Spotlights Limits of His Power (Bloomberg Law)

President Joe Biden‘s move to allow Veterans Administration hospitals to provide abortions probably won’t immediately improve access to the procedure nationwide, even if it stands up to legal challenges. The department estimates that 155,000 veterans who use VA healthcare are of childbearing age and live in states with abortion bans or significant restrictions. “We’re getting to a legal brinksmanship,” between states and the US government over whether the VA should be absolved from following state laws, said Delphine O’Rourke, a Women’s Health & Wellness partner, while speaking with Bloomberg Law.