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Jan. 22, 2023, 6:40 PM

White House Aims at Protecting Abortion Pill Access, Harris Says

Jennifer Jacobs
Jennifer Jacobs
Bloomberg News

President Joe Biden is issuing a memorandum aimed at protecting access to mifepristone, a drug used in medication abortion, Vice President Kamala Harris said Sunday.

Harris spoke in Florida, a likely battleground state in the 2024 presidential race, and more specifically in Tallahassee, the capital, where Republican Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law a measure banning abortion after 15 weeks. DeSantis is considered a leading candidate for the Republican nomination — and Biden has said he intends to seek a second term.

Her speech made clear that Democrats intend to make abortion access a key issue in the coming race, ...