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What is the new state reproductive health website and how to use it

(NewsNation) – President Joe Biden’s administration on Friday, shortly after the Supreme Court’s abortion decision, launched a website that provides pregnant people with information about reproductive health services.

The website, called ReproductiveRights.gov, informs users that while the Supreme Court ended federally protected access to abortion, it is still legal in many states.

“Reproductive health care, including access to birth control and safe and legal abortion treatment, is an essential part of your health and well-being,” the website reads.

Visit the website at https://www.abortionfinder.org/ for information on abortion services, including funds and resources to get the procedure. The site also provides information on contraception and what plans are covered under the Affordable Care Act, including emergency contraception, hormonal methods, and implanted devices. A section of ReproductiveRights.gov explains what to do even for those without health insurance.

According to the Wall Street Journal, a White House official said the site was developed ahead of schedule in anticipation that the Supreme Court ruled Roe v. Wade would fall.

“Get accurate and up-to-date information about your right to access reproductive health care at ReproductiveRights.gov,” said President Joe Biden said on Twitter Friday evening.

That’s not the only way the Biden administration is pushing back the Supreme Court decision. According to ABC News, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra unveiled an “action plan” on access to abortion on Tuesday. Although Becerra admitted there is no “magic bullet” that would reverse the ruling, he said the government and leading legal advisers are evaluating every option.

Parts of the action plan include directing the Office of Civil Rights to ensure the privacy of patients seeking reproductive care, ABC reported, and taking steps to increase access to medical abortions.

However, ABC said that Becerra didn’t immediately have many details about how that will work, instead urging reporters to “stay tuned in.”

Attorney General Merrick B. Garland also issued a statement Friday, saying the Justice Department disagreed with the court’s decision.

“Under the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, the Department will continue to protect healthcare providers and individuals seeking reproductive healthcare services in states where those services remain legal. This law prohibits anyone from impeding access to reproductive health services through violence, threats of violence, or damaging property,” he said.

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