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. Aerial view of a golf cart bridge on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022 in The Villages, Florida.
  2. In this July 29, 2020, photo, signs on the wall remind students to keep 6 feet apart during a media tour of the Norris Middle School in Omaha, Neb. The CDC has again revised its COVID guidelines, further relaxing quarantine recommendations and dropping the recommendation that people stay at least 6 feet away from each other.
  3. A nurse prepares a monkeypox vaccine at the Pride Center at Equality Park in Wilton Manors, Florida, on Tuesday, July 19, 2022. It's difficult to find a vaccine in Tampa Bay.
  4. A medical laboratory technician picks up a reactive to test suspected monkeypox samples at the microbiology laboratory of La Paz Hospital on June 6, 2022, in Madrid, Spain. Florida has the third-highest number of monkeypox infections in the United States.
  5. A health alert has been issued for Hillsborough River (north of Morris Bridge Rd., west of I-75) because of the presence of harmful blue-green algal toxins.
  6. Marchers make their way toward the St. Pete Pier during a march to protest against the controversial “don't say gay" bill, Saturday, March 12, 2022, in St. Petersburg.
  7. President Joe Biden gives the pen he used to sign the "PACT Act of 2022" to Brielle Robinson, daughter of Sgt. 1st Class Heath Robinson, who died of cancer two years ago, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday in Washington.
  8. Randall Russell, president and CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg, has been placed on administrative leave while the nonprofit's governing board investigates "some concerns."
  9. Supporters are pushing for a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow recreational use of marijuana in Florida.
  10. Robert Terwilliger, right, of Williamsburg, Pa., who is participating in a Lyme disease vaccine trial at the Altoona Center for Clinical Research, is injected with either the new vaccine or a placebo, by registered nurse Janae Roland, Friday in Duncansville, Pa. Lyme is a growing problem, with cases steadily rising and warming weather helping ticks expand their habitat.
  11. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's community chart on Friday shows many Florida counties are at "high" risk of COVID-19. Those are the ones colored orange. The "medium" risk counties are colored yellow and "low" risk counties are green.
  12. Stephanie D. Conners has been named as the new chief executive officer of BayCare Health System.
  13. Carrie Zeisse is president and CEO of Tampa Bay Thrives, a mental health nonprofit that is is suing Vibrant Emotional Health, a New York nonprofit, alleging it breached a contract related to the “Let’s Talk” helpline.
  14. Jonathan Parducho, a pharmacist, removes a tray of vials of of the Jynneos vaccine for monkeypox from a box containing 20 doses, in the vaccine hub at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, July 29 in San Francisco.  The federal government declared a public health emergency Thursday to bolster the response to the monkeypoxoutbreak that has infected more than 6,600 Americans.
  15. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned consumers to throw away ice cream from Big Olaf Creamery in Sarasota after it was tied to an outbreak of listeria.
  16. Pictured above is a hospital statement for surgery and almost four days of intensive care. Experts say there are steps patients can take to protect themselves from medical debt and to get out of debt .
  17. Ryan Naylor, 26, does a breathing treatment while watching TV with his wife at his apartment on Thursday, July 7, 2022 in Port Richey. Naylor does breathing treatments twice per day to help expand his lungs, which were damaged from the 27 blood clots that developed after his Achilles tendon surgery.
  18. Dr. William W. Angell listened to the heart of patient Gary Arnold, then 49. Arnold was the first patient at Tampa General Hospital to receive a new heart surgery procedure called Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization System (TMLR for short).
  19. Adam Anderson is running unopposed for the Florida state House District 57 seat in north Pinellas County.
  20. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's community chart on Friday shows many Florida counties are at "high" risk of COVID-19. Those are the ones colored orange. The "medium" risk counties are colored yellow and "low" risk counties are green.
  21. A health care worker administers the monkeypox vaccine at the Pride Center at Equality Park in Wilton Manors on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. Tampa Bay is seeing monkeypox infections during the global outbreak.
  22. A man accused of selling a toxic industrial bleach as a coronavirus cure through his Florida-based church has been returned to the United States after being arrested in Colombia.
  23. Luke Howard, of Avon, Ind., holds a crucifix aloft as anti-abortion supporters rally at the Statehouse in Indianapolis on Tuesday. Abortion foes have used misleading rhetoric about abortion access to downplay fallout and complications from restrictive abortion laws.
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