President Joe Biden speaks Friday about abortion access during an event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.
The president is under pressure to act after Roe v. Wade was overturned two weeks ago.
The president said the Supreme Court majority that overturned Roe v. Wade are “playing fast and loose with the facts.”
Here’s what we know after the end of Roe v. Wade.
Contract tracing is underway to find and vaccinate those who came into contact with the infected.


  1. Tubes direct blood from a donor into a bag in Davenport, Iowa in November. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday announced draft guidelines that would do away with the current three-month abstinence requirement for donations from men who have sex with men.
  2. Birth control pills rest on a counter in Centreville, Maryland, on July 6, 2022.
  3. Federal authorities in Florida have charged 25 people with participating in a wire fraud scheme that created an illegal shortcut for aspiring nurses to get licensed and find employment.
  4. A woman carries a sign during an anti-mandate rally outside the Florida Capitol on Nov. 16, 2021, in Tallahassee. Polling shows that the public is much less concerned about the coronavirus pandemic now than they were in 2020 and 2021.
  5. Florida leads the nation in number of residents who enrolled in the Affordable Care Act coverage for 2023. Seen here is U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Tampa.
  6. Melissa Lopez explains the covid testing process to a taco shop employee in Fresno, California, as part of her training as a health educator.
  7. Ellen Gilland, 76, fatally shot her terminally ill husband inside a Florida hospital over the weekend, according to authorities.
  8. Amazon is adding a prescription drug discount program to its growing health care business.
  9. Gov. Ron DeSantis falsely claimed that “almost every study now has said with these new boosters, you’re more likely to get infected with the bivalent booster.”
  10. Abortion-rights protesters gather at Joe Chillura Courthouse Square in Tampa on Sunday, the 50th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision.
  11. On Sunday, August 21, 2022, transgender protester Avani, 28, right-center, rallies the crowd gathered outside the Metro-Dade Firefighters Local 1403 in Doral, Florida, where Gov. Ron DeSantis spoke at a campaign event for school board candidates he endorsed.
  12. Protesters held cardboard signs shaped like tombstones in front of the Marriott Fort Lauderdale Airport in early August 2022 as the Florida Board of Medicine met to discuss a proposed rule to ban transition-related medical treatment for transgender minors. A public hearing on the pending restrictions is set for Feb. 10.
  13. ht_323346_vrag_hospice_01 of (05/26/10 Brooksville) Megan England, 17, chats with Margaret Autio, 92, as they look out a window into the courtyard at Heartland of Brooksville nursing home in May. England, since July 2008, has logged more than 500 hours with HPH Hospice as a volunteer. [WILL VRAGOVIC, Times]
  14. Ruby B. Sutton was an environmental engineer at a mining site in northeastern Nevada before she decided to stay home with her new baby full time.
  15. Vice President Kamala Harris speaks to a crowd Sunday at The Moon in Tallahassee on the 50th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling.
  16. Anti-abortion protesters march up 1st Avenue North on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023. Even in a post-Roe world, hundreds came to protest around the 50th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision.
  17. President Joe Biden watches Vice President Kamala Harris speak during a reception to celebrate Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month on May 17, 2022.
  18. Ron DeSantis announces the removal of Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren during a news conference Thursday at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office administration building in Tampa.
  19. President Joe Biden speaks about manufacturing jobs and the economy at SK Siltron CSS, a computer chip factory in Bay City, Mich., Nov. 29, 2022.
  20. About 900,000 people covered by Florida's Medicaid are likely to be kicked off the program beginning April 1 as the federal government winds downs "continuous coverage" payments given to states during the pandemic.
  21. Vice President Kamala Harris speaks to students after joining them for a Martin Luther King Jr., day of service project at the George Washington University, Monday in Washington. Harris will headline the White House’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade on Sunday with a speech in Florida.
  22. People hold signs during a joint board meeting of the Florida Board of Medicine and the Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine gather to establish new guidelines limiting gender-affirming care in Florida, on Nov. 4, 2022.
  23. Toxic red tide blooms clash with clearer Gulf of Mexico water just offshore of Holmes Beach and Anna Maria Island near the lower section of Tampa Bay on Dec. 17.
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