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Roe v. Wade / Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization : SCOTUS Decision and the Federal Response: Agencies

Compilation of select federal responses to the SCOTUS decision overturning Roe v. Wade
 
Department of Health and Human Services

HHS Secretary Becerra's Statement on Supreme Court Ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization (6/24/22)

Know Your Rights: Reproductive Health Care (6/25/22)

Secretaries Becerra, Walsh and Yellen Underscore Contraceptive Coverage Requirements for Private Insurance (6/27/22)

Remarks by Secretary Xavier Becerra at the Press Conference in Response to President Biden's Directive following Overturning of Roe v. Wade (6/28/22)

HHS Issues Guidance to Protect Patient Privacy in Wake of Supreme Court Decision on Roe (6/29/22)

HHS Announces New Grants to Bolster Family Planner Provider Training (6/30/22)

Statement from the Surgeon General of the United States on Dobbs v. Jackson Supreme Court Ruling (7/5/22)

Statement by HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra on President Biden’s Executive Order to Protect Access to Reproductive Health Care (7/8/22)

Following President Biden’s Executive Order to Protect Access to Reproductive Health Care, HHS Announces Guidance to Clarify that Emergency Medical Care Includes Abortion Services (7/11/22)

HHS Issues Guidance to the Nation’s Retail Pharmacies Clarifying Their Obligations to Ensure Access to Comprehensive Reproductive Health Care Services (7/13/22)

HHS Announces Proposed Rule to Strengthen Nondiscrimination in Health Care (7/25/22)

HHS, DOL, and Treasury Issue Guidance Regarding Birth Control Coverage (7/28/22)

HHS Takes Action to Strengthen Access to Reproductive Health Care, Including Abortion Care (8/26/22)

Statement by HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra on House Republicans Introducing Legislation to Rip Away Women’s Access to Contraception and Abortion Medication (9/14/22)

HHS Announces Grant Funding for Reproductive Health and Family Planning Services Research (10/4/22)

Field Guidance #21 – Compliance with Garza Requirements and Procedures for Unaccompanied Children Needing Reproductive Healthcare (11/10/22)

 

Department of Justice

Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Statement on Supreme Court Ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization (6/24/22)

Justice Department Announces Reproductive Rights Task Force (7/12/22)

Readout of Justice Department Leadership Meeting with Reproductive and Civil Rights Organizations (7/26/22)

Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Delivers Remarks at White House Convening of Lawyers in Defense of Reproductive Rights (7/29/22)

Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta Delivers Remarks at White House Convening of Lawyers in Defense of Reproductive Rights (7/29/22)

Justice Department Sues Idaho to Protect Reproductive Rights (8/2/22)

Attorney General Merrick Garland Delivers Remarks for the Reproductive Rights Taskforce (8/3/22)

Statement from Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Regarding Reproductive Rights (8/24/22; see also, Idaho court decision and related 8/23/22 Texas court order)

Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta Delivers Remarks at the UNC School of Law (9/14/22)

Office of Legal Counsel opinion: Intergovernmental Immunity for the Department of Veterans Affairs and Its Employees When Providing Certain Abortion Services (9/21/22)

Office of Legal Counsel opinion: Application of the Hyde Amendment to the Provision of Transportation for Women Seeking Abortions (9/27/22)

Office of Legal Counsel opinion: Authority of the Department of Defense to Use Appropriations for Travel by Service Members and Dependents to Obtain Abortions (10/3/22)

 

Department of Agriculture

Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Supreme Court Ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization (6/24/22)

 

Department of Commerce

Secretary Raimondo Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade (6/24/22)

 

Department of Defense

Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on the Supreme Court's Ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization (6/24/22)

Memorandum: Ensuring Access to Essential Women's Health Care Services for Service Members, Dependents, Beneficiaries, and Department of Defense Civilian Employees (6/28/22)

Women's Health Care in DOD Unchanged by Supreme Court Decision (7/29/22)

After Dobbs Decision, DOD Provides Q&A Resource (8/12/22)

DOD Announces Efforts to Ensure Access to Reproductive Health Care (10/20/22)

 

Department of Education

U.S. Department of Education Releases New Resource on Discrimination Based on Pregnancy and Related Conditions (10/4/22)

 

Department of Labor

Statement by Secretary Walsh on US Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade (6/24/22)

Statement by Women’s Bureau Director Wendy Chun-Hoon on the US Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade (6/24/22)

 

Department of State

Today’s Supreme Court Decision (6/24/22)

 

Department of Veterans Affairs

VA will offer abortion counseling and — in certain cases — abortions to pregnant Veterans and VA beneficiaries (9/2/22)

 

Federal Communications Commission

Rosenworcel Probes Mobile Carriers on Data Privacy Practices (7/19/22)

 

Federal Trade Commission

Location, health, and other sensitive information: FTC committed to fully enforcing the law against illegal use and sharing of highly sensitive data (7/11/22)

FTC Sues Kochava for Selling Data that Tracks People at Reproductive Health Clinics, Places of Worship, and Other Sensitive Locations (8/29/22)

 

Small Business Administration

Statement by SBA Administrator Guzman on the U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization (6/26/22)

 

United States Mission to the United Nations

Statement by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield on Supreme Court Ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization (6/24/22)