Obama Administration Mandates That Illegal Alien Children Must Have Access to Abortion

National   Steven Ertelt   Feb 24, 2015   |   6:41PM    Washington, DC

With just two years of the Obama administration remaining, the president appears to be pushing abortion at every new turn possible. A new report today indicates the Obama administration has issued a new mandate requiring that unaccompanied illegal alien children be given access to abortions and abortion-causing drugs.

The new report comes on the heels of a LifeNews article calling attention to a pro-life group’s alarming concern that the Obama administration is attempting to force Christian groups that conduct international relief work to refer women for abortions.

“The Obama administration is getting ready to issue new rules requiring charities to provide abortions to child refugees entering the US without their parents. Faith-based groups say this is a contravention of the rights of parents and a violation of the conscience rights of faith-based groups helping resettle the children,” says Susan Yoshihara of the pro-life group C-FAM.

“The rules require faith-based providers to make referrals for emergency contraception, partner with groups which provide abortion, or notify the federal government which would make arrangements for the abortion. If groups do not do so, they are not eligible for federal aid,” she said.

CNS News has more on the pro-abortion steps the Obama administration is taking:

Health and Human Service’s Office of Refuge Resettlement (ORR) has confirmed to CNSNews.com that abortion is one of the emergency medical services that must be made available by federally funded caregivers of illegal alien unaccompanied minors (Unaccompanied Children or UC) who have been sexually assaulted and become pregnant.

HHS issued a new regulation on “sexual abuse and sexual harassment” of unaccompanied children on Dec. 24, 2014, and although the regulation does not specially name abortion as one of the required emergency medical services, an official from HHS’ Administration for Children and Families, which operates ORR, told CNSNews.com via email that abortion is one of those services.

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“The ‘lawful pregnancy-related medical services’ includes abortion,” the email statement said.

As CNSNews.com reported earlier, the HHS regulation also includes “emergency contraception,” which includes abortion-inducing drugs such as Plan B One Step, which can prevent a fertilized egg from implantation.

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Providers must comply with the rule by June 24, 2015, according to the Federal Register.

As LifeNews previously reported about Obama’s other abortion push this year, the pro-life group CFAM says Catholic organizations affected by the proposed rules conveyed their objection to the new rules to the Obama administration.She said the groups’ said their comment on the proposed rule is that the requirement to perform, partner or refer for abortion or contraception are a violation of conscience rights.

They are required to comply no later than June 24, 2015.