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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

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)

FDA issues memo about new package labeling for Plan B, to clarify that taking the emergency contraception pills is not the same as an abortion (12/23/22)

HHS Issues New Strengthened Conscience and Religious Nondiscrimination Proposed Rule (12/29/22)

FDA issues new rule that mifepristone ("abortion pills") can be provided by pharmacies; removes "the requirement that mifepristone be dispensed only in certain health care settings, specifically clinics, medical offices, and hospitals (referred to as the “in-person dispensing requirement”)" (1/3/23)

HHS Releases Report Detailing Biden-Harris Administration Efforts to Protect Reproductive Health Care Since Dobbs (1/19/23)

Biden-Harris Administration Proposes New Rules to Expand Access to Birth Control Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act (1/30/23)

HHS Proposes Measures to Bolster Patient-Provider Confidentiality Around Reproductive Health Care (4/12/23)

HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra Issues Statement on Supreme Court Issuing Stay in Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. FDA (4/21/23)

HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra Statement on EMTALA Enforcement (5/1/23)

HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra Issues Statement on Fifth Circuit Mifepristone Ruling (8/16/23)

HHS Issues New Nondiscrimination Final Rule to Protect Conscience Rights (1/9/24)

Statement from Secretary Becerra on the Anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Decision (1/22/24)

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)

Readout of Reproductive Rights Task Force Meeting (12/19/22)

Office of Legal Counsel opinion: Application of the Comstock Act to the Mailing of Prescription Drugs That Can Be Used for Abortions (12/23/22)

Attorney General Merrick B. Garland and Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta Met With the Reproductive Rights Task Force on the Anniversary of Roe v. Wade (1/23/23)

Revamped Reproductive Rights website rolled out (3/2/23)

Statement from Attorney General Merrick B. Garland (4/7/23)

Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Delivers Remarks at the Interagency Task Force on Reproductive Healthcare Access (4/12/23)

Statement from Attorney General Merrick B. Garland on Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. FDA Appeals Decision (4/13/23)

Fact Sheet: Justice Department Efforts to Protect Reproductive Rights, Health and Justice (6/22/23)

Records Concerning Crimes Against Pro-Life Organizations [FOIA] (10/12/23)

Justice Department Files Statement of Interest in Case on Right to Travel to Access Legal Abortions (11/9/23)

Readout of Reproductive Rights Task Force Meeting

Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta Statement on Supreme Court’s Order Granting Certiorari to Review the Fifth Circuit Decision in Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine (12/13/23)