U.S. HHS chief vows to protect abortion access, but says much depends on states

By: - June 29, 2022 6:30 am
Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra

Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra, who pledged to find ways to protect abortion rights through federal action after the “despicable” U.S Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade at a Trans Youth Roundtable on June 27, 2022 | Photo via DHHS Flickr

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues. His coverage areas include climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.