Rubio Moves to Stop Emergency Declaration for Abortion Access Expansion

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., will introduce a bill that would prohibit President Joe Biden from expanding abortion access through a public health emergency, Catholic News Agency (CNA) reported.

News of Rubio’s legislation comes after the Biden administration floated the idea of using an emergency declaration. It would prohibit the president from declaring a national emergency under the Stafford Act and prohibit the secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) from declaring a public health emergency for this purpose, CNA reported.

Rubio introduced similar legislation last year when it stalled in the Democrat-controlled Senate.

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