Roe v Wade: Women travelling for abortions will be protected – Biden
According to US Vice President Joe Biden, the federal government will provide protection for women who travel for abortions.
Millions of US women lost their constitutional right to abortion after the Supreme Court overturned its 50-year-old Roe v. Wade decision in June.
The ruling has made it possible for individual states to outlaw the practice.
They have developed into front lines in the struggle to defend or abolish abortion services on a local level.
Google also claims that it is taking action to eliminate information from users’ location history that might be used to prosecute people for visiting US abortion facilities.
Women from states with restrictive or outright bans on abortion may be forced to travel across state lines to locations across the nation where the operation is still permitted.
Mr Biden stated during a virtual meeting with Democratic state governors that he thought some US states may try to arrest women who crossed state lines to obtain abortions.
In states where abortion was outlawed, the president stated that the government would make sure women had access to drugs that produced abortions.
Shockwaves have been felt across the US as a result of Roe v. Wade being overturned.
While allowing for legal limits and bans in the second and third trimesters, the Supreme Court’s decision ensured that pregnant women have the right to an abortion during the first three months of their pregnancy.
Since the court’s ruling, access to abortion has already been severely restricted or prohibited in thirteen states.
According to Mr Biden, only a Democratic victory in the mid-term elections will give Congress the authority to reinstate federal abortion rights; after November, this will happen one way or another.
In light of this, Google has announced that it will begin deleting data in the upcoming weeks when its systems detect a visit to an abortion clinic, counselling facility, domestic violence shelter, or other establishments that offer “especially personal” services.
Soon after visiting a sensitive place, entries in a user’s location history will be deleted.