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Doctors for America
PO Box 53313
1921 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009-9997
June 23, 2023
Doctors for America Applauds Biden’s Executive Order on Contraception Access
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President Biden signed an executive order to strengthen access to affordable, high-quality contraception, and family planning services. The order also directs federal agencies to increase access to contraception under the Affordable Care Act, through Medicare and Medicaid, for service members and veterans, and through a wide scope of other federal programs. This is the third executive order signed by the administration related to reproductive access.
“The decision about whether, when, or how to become a parent is one of the most important life decisions we make. People should have access to birth control, abortion, prenatal care, family planning, and parenting support so they can make the decision that is best for themselves and their families,” stated Meghana Rao, MD, President and Chair of DFA’s Board of Directors.
Doctors for America applauds the Administration’s work to protect access to contraception and family planning services that disproportionately affected persons of color, low-income persons, and persons living in rural communities.
About Doctors for America:
Doctors for America mobilizes doctors and medical students to be leaders in putting patients over politics to improve the health of our patients, communities, and nation. We are 27,000 physicians and medical students in all 50 states, representing all areas of specialization. Our impact areas focus on access to affordable care, community health and prevention, and health justice and equity. DFA focuses solely on what is best for our patients, not on the business side of medicine, and does not accept any funding from pharmaceutical or medical device companies. This uniquely positions DFA as the organization that puts patients over politics and patients over profits. Find out more at doctorsforamerica.org and on Twitter @drsforamerica.