At the meeting, the president will also speak about new guidelines for universities from the Department of Education to protect students from discrimination on the basis of pregnancy and US$6 million in new grants to protect access to reproductive healthcare services from the Department of Health & Human Services.
The letter from Klein said abortion bans have gone into effect in more than one dozen states since the court overturned the 1973 Roe v Wade ruling on Jun 24. Nearly 30 million women of reproductive age now live in a state with a ban, including nearly 22 million women who cannot access abortion care after six weeks, it said.
The letter also notes efforts by Republican lawmakers such as Senator Lindsay Graham to issue a nationwide abortion ban.
Democrats are increasingly hopeful that the Supreme Court decision will boost voter support in November’s midterm elections.
A Pew Research Center poll in August showed abortion rocketing up as a priority for Democratic voters — from 46 per cent in March to 71 per cent.