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The White House has expressed strong opposition to Oklahoma’s recent abortion legislation, which prohibits terminations at the point of fertilization, Your Content has learned.
In a statement released on Thursday, Biden press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre referred to the new law as “absurd.”
The legislation allows for abortions only in cases where a woman’s life is at risk or in cases of incest.
Jean-Pierre voiced concerns that the ban on abortions could have broader implications, including potential threats to contraceptive access and same-sex marriage.
“The President firmly believes that women should have the autonomy to make decisions about their reproductive health,” Jean-Pierre stated.
The White House is actively working to safeguard reproductive rights amidst the backdrop of a leaked draft of Roe v. Wade, indicating a possible overturning of the landmark decision later this summer.
Vice President Kamala Harris also condemned the bill, referring to it as “outrageous.” The administration is closely monitoring the situation and taking measures to protect the rights and choices of individuals in matters related to reproductive health, according to FLIPBOARD.