President Joe Biden signed an executive order banning abortion in the country on Friday.

He criticized the Supreme Court order barring the constitutional right to abortion and appealed to the people not to be disheartened by the decision.

Biden said the quickest way to uphold the right to abortion is to pass a national law. The challenge is to vote for it. The good thing is that elections are due in November.

Biden's signing of the government order gave the Justice Ministry and the Ministry of Health and Human Services the authority to prohibit women from having abortions or traveling to states where abortions are not completely banned.

Abortion is still allowed in some US states, but it has to follow strict conditions.

Biden was accompanied by Vice President Kamala Harris, Health and Human Services Minister Javier Becerra and Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco at the signing in the Roosevelt Room.

The executive order also emphasises patient privacy.

The President has asked the Federal Trade Commission's chair to consider taking steps to protect consumer privacy when seeking information about reproductive health care services.

The US Supreme Court on June 24 struck down constitutional protection for abortion.

The court's decision was contrary to the opinion of most Americans that the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision should be upheld, which held that women had a right to decide whether or not to have an abortion. This gave women in America the right to a safe abortion.

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