Joe Biden signs second executive order on abortion care

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Joe Biden has signed a second executive order on abortion care, aimed in part at making it easier for women seeking abortions to travel between states for a procedure.

The US president's order, signed on Wednesday, 3 August, directs Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra to consider allowing states where abortion is legal to use Medicaid waivers to support low-income out-of-state patients forced to travel for their care.

Mr Biden said that he signed the order "to protect access to a woman's right to choose."

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