Biden Signs Executive Order Following Dobbs

Two weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, President Biden’s White House today signed an executive order intended to protect abortion rights as well as access to abortion, contraceptives, and emergency medical care for pregnant women, and to strengthen the privacy of patients’ sensitive health data.


The order directs the Attorney General and the Counsel to the President to convene a meeting of private pro bono attorneys, bar associations, and public interest organizations in addition, the order will seek to further protect consumers’ privacy when seeking information pertaining to reproductive healthcare, as well as when receiving treatment.


For more information, please join Boutwell Fay’s Sherrie Boutwell and Bonita Hatchett-Bodle on July 14, 2022, from 10 am - 11am pacific daylight time, for our free webinar, Employer Sponsored Health Plans After Dobbs, where we will be discussing:


1. The impact on existing health plans, both insured and self-insured;

2. Steps employers can take now to mitigate the impact of the Dobbs decision (such as paying for out-of-state travel); and

3. Other recent developments such as recently introduced legislation; regulatory announcements, and recent post-Dobbs court decisions.