While many had been hoping the Biden administration would immediately reverse the Trump rule, the Biden team is taking the more typical path of preceding the reversal with a “proposed” rule, allowing for public comment and requiring further review. This may be an effort to eliminate potential litigation paths by anti-abortion groups infuriated by the change.
This process is likely to be repeated for dozens of Trump-era rules as the conservative radicalization of government under the incompetent Trump and his band of white nationalist zealots is systemically undone. Fully undoing “all” of the Trump damage is impossible, now that America has been proven once again to be an unstable and frequently irrational international ally; even restaffing government agencies purged of competent regulators, policy experts, and all others unwilling to lick conservatism’s muddy boots will take a decade. It is going to be exhausting.