White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and NSC's John Kirby hold a briefing — 1/22/24
In this YouTube video, the speaker, Karine Jean-Pierre, discusses various topics including the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade ruling, abortion bans in different states, and the importance of protecting reproductive healthcare. She mentions that President Biden is urging Congress to restore the protections of Roe v. Wade into federal law and highlights the devastating consequences of overturning the decision. Jean-Pierre also mentions the meeting of the Task Force on Reproductive Healthcare, led by the President and the Health and Human Services Secretary, to discuss efforts to protect access to reproductive healthcare and the threats to emergency care and medication abortion. She emphasizes the need for federal legislation and the importance of leaders in the region working towards a two-state solution. The video concludes with a briefing on foreign policy issues, including additional sanctions on Iraq and Hamas, and the ongoing situation in Ukraine.