By the authority vested in me as President by the Structure and the guidelines of the United States of The us, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Area 1. Policy. Approximately 50 yrs back, Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), articulated the United States Constitution’s safety of women’s elementary appropriate to make reproductive health care selections. These deeply non-public choices ought to not be topic to govt interference. Yet nowadays, fundamental rights — to privateness, autonomy, freedom, and equality — have been denied to millions of women of all ages throughout the nation.
Eliminating the proper regarded in Roe has now experienced and will continue to have devastating implications for women’s wellness and general public overall health extra broadly. Access to reproductive healthcare services is now threatened for tens of millions of People in america, and particularly for people who live in States that are banning or severely limiting abortion care. Women’s wellness clinics are getting pressured to shut — like clinics that offer other preventive health care providers these kinds of as contraception — leaving quite a few communities with no entry to critical reproductive healthcare providers. Women trying to find abortion care — particularly individuals in lower-profits, rural, and other underserved communities — now have to travel to jurisdictions in which providers stay lawful notwithstanding the value or risks.
In the experience of this wellness crisis, the Federal Govt is using action to guard health care service delivery and advertise access to vital reproductive health care solutions, such as abortion. It continues to be the coverage of my Administration to support women’s right to opt for and to guard and protect reproductive legal rights. Doing so is important to justice, equality, and our health, protection, and development as a Nation.
Sec. 2. Definitions. (a) The phrase “agency” indicates any authority of the United States that is an “agency” underneath 44 U.S.C. 3502(1), other than one viewed as to be an unbiased regulatory agency, as described in 44 U.S.C. 3502(5).
(b) The time period “reproductive healthcare services” implies professional medical, surgical, counseling, or referral products and services relating to the human reproductive system, such as companies relating to being pregnant or the termination of a pregnancy.
Sec. 3. Protecting Obtain to Reproductive Health care Products and services. (a) Inside 30 times of the day of this buy, the Secretary of Health and fitness and Human Companies shall post a report to the President:
(i) identifying possible steps:
(A) to shield and grow access to abortion treatment, which include medication abortion and
(B) to or else shield and expand access to the full vary of reproductive healthcare expert services, which includes actions to greatly enhance family members organizing solutions this kind of as obtain to unexpected emergency contraception
(ii) identifying techniques to raise outreach and education about access to reproductive health care products and services, which includes by launching a community recognition initiative to deliver well timed and correct info about these obtain, which shall:
(A) share information about how to attain free of charge or minimized cost reproductive health care companies via Well being Means and Products and services Administration-Funded Health Facilities, Title X clinics, and other suppliers and
(B) involve selling consciousness of and entry to the whole selection of contraceptive providers, as nicely as know-your-rights information and facts for all those trying to get or delivering reproductive healthcare solutions and
(iii) pinpointing actions to make sure that all individuals ‑- such as pregnant girls and these dealing with pregnancy loss, these as miscarriages and ectopic pregnancies — obtain the full protections for unexpected emergency healthcare care afforded beneath the law, including by thinking of updates to latest advice on obligations unique to unexpected emergency situations and stabilizing treatment under the Unexpected emergency Health care Procedure and Labor Act, 42 U.S.C. 1395dd, and furnishing info from the Department of Overall health and Human Providers relating to implementation of these attempts.
(b) To market entry to reproductive healthcare solutions, the Attorney General and the Counsel to the President shall convene a meeting of private pro bono attorneys, bar associations, and general public curiosity businesses in get to stimulate legal professionals to depict and help individuals, suppliers, and third parties lawfully searching for these companies through the place.
Sec. 4. Protecting Privacy, Safety, and Protection. (a) To tackle potential heightened protection and safety hazards similar to the provision of reproductive healthcare providers, the Lawyer Standard and the Secretary of Homeland Protection shall look at actions, as suitable and steady with relevant legislation, to assure the basic safety of individuals, providers, and third functions, and to secure the safety of clinics (including cell clinics), pharmacies, and other entities giving, dispensing, or offering reproductive and similar health care companies.
(b) To tackle the likely threat to individual privateness brought on by the transfer and sale of delicate health and fitness-linked knowledge and by electronic surveillance connected to reproductive healthcare products and services, and to secure folks searching for reproductive wellbeing solutions from fraudulent techniques or deceptive methods:
(i) The Chair of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is encouraged to think about steps, as suitable and dependable with relevant regulation (like the Federal Trade Commission Act, 15 U.S.C. 41 et seq.), to guard consumers’ privacy when in search of details about and provision of reproductive healthcare solutions.
(ii) The Secretary of Well being and Human Products and services shall contemplate actions, including giving advice less than the Wellbeing Insurance policy Portability and Accountability Act, Public Legislation 104-191, 110 Stat. 1936 (1996) as amended by Public Legislation 111-5, 123 Stat. 115 (2009), and any other statutes as appropriate, to bolster the protection of delicate facts linked to reproductive health care expert services and bolster individual-supplier confidentiality.
(iii) The Secretary of Overall health and Human Products and services shall, in session with the Legal professional Typical, take into account actions to teach consumers on how most effective to protect their overall health privacy and restrict the selection and sharing of their delicate wellbeing-connected information.
(iv) The Secretary of Health and Human Products and services shall, in consultation with the Legal professional Common and the Chair of the FTC, consider selections to address misleading or fraudulent procedures similar to reproductive health care solutions, together with on the net, and to protect access to accurate data.
Sec. 5. Coordinating Implementation Attempts. (a) The Secretary of Overall health and Human Companies and the Director of the Gender Plan Council shall establish and co-chair an Interagency Undertaking Power on Reproductive Healthcare Entry (Process Force). Additional associates shall include the Attorney Standard and the heads of other agencies as established by the Secretary of Wellbeing and Human Solutions and the Director of the Gender Policy Council. The Endeavor Drive shall do the job to detect and coordinate things to do to guard and fortify entry to essential reproductive health care products and services. In addition, the Endeavor Pressure shall coordinate Federal interagency policymaking, plan development, and outreach initiatives to address barriers that men and women and entities may possibly confront in seeking and providing reproductive healthcare services. The Division of Health and Human Companies shall give funding and administrative assist as may possibly be important for the performance and features of the Process Pressure.
(b) The Lawyer Common shall deliver specialized aid, as suitable and constant with applicable regulation, relating to Federal constitutional protections to States searching for to afford lawful protection to out-of-Condition sufferers and suppliers who give lawful reproductive health care.
Sec. 6. General Provisions. (a) Absolutely nothing in this buy shall be construed to impair or normally have an effect on:
(i) the authority granted by regulation to an govt section or agency, or the head thereof or
(ii) the capabilities of the Director of the Workplace of Management and Spending budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.
(b) This get shall be implemented regular with applicable law and subject matter to the availability of appropriations.
(c) This order is not intended to, and does not, develop any ideal or profit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at regulation or in equity by any bash versus the United States, its departments, businesses, or entities, its officers, personnel, or brokers, or any other man or woman.
JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR.
THE WHITE Residence,
July 8, 2022.