A group of 20 Black congresswomen wrote a public letter Friday to President Joe Biden , insisting he protect access to abortion by “declaring a public health and national emergency,” amid the expectedoverturn of the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion.
The coalition, led by Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., chair of the Pro-Choice Caucus’ Abortion Rights and Access Task Force, are all Democratic members in the House of Representative and members of the Congressional Black Caucus.