Joe Biden, if he wins the presidency, is considering a radical pro-abortion politician to run the U.S. Health and Human Services Department.
USA Today reports New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, a pro-abortion Democrat, is a top contender for HHS secretary. under a theoretical Biden administration.
Like Biden, Grisham claims to be a Catholic, but she supports legislation allowing unborn babies to be killed in abortions for basically any reason up to birth. In 2019, she expressed astonishment when the New Mexico state legislature rejected a bill that would have kept late-term abortions legal in the event that Roe v. Wade would be overturned.
“Elected officials have no business making a woman’s choices for her. Neither do faraway federal judges who have, in some cases, made a career out of antagonizing marginalized groups, not the least of all women,” she said of the legislation.
Grisham also promised to recruit abortionists to her state to do more abortions and to fight for them if killing unborn babies in abortions becomes illegal someday.
“And I have every intention of recruiting additional medical professionals to New Mexico and retaining the excellent providers we already have, and I want them to know: I will fight to oppose any move to make you into a criminal for simply doing your work,” she said in 2019.
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Anyone who Biden picks for HHS secretary, should he be confirmed as the winner, will have a big influence on the future of health policy in the U.S. Disturbing to many Americans, Biden and other Democrat leaders are reinterpreting the meaning of “health care” to include the killing of unborn babies in abortions.
In April, Biden called abortion an “essential medical service” during the coronavirus pandemic. His national health care plan also would expand abortions by forcing insurance companies to cover abortions as “essential” health care under Obamacare.
Under President Donald Trump, HHS Secretary Alex Azar and Vice President Mike Pence led the department in recommitting to basic human rights and health care for all Americans, born and unborn.
According to Politico, “For the past four years, Vice President Mike Pence has put his fingerprints on HHS … he supported efforts like the creation of a conscience and religious freedom division inside the civil rights office; and he worked to restrict funding for Planned Parenthood.”
A Biden administration would be a complete reversal of those life-saving policies. Biden has promised to restore funding to Planned Parenthood, which does more than 345,000 abortions annually, and end the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits taxpayer funding for elective abortions through Medicaid and other programs.
The livelihoods of doctors, nurses and other medical professionals who believe it is wrong to kill an unborn baby also may be in jeopardy.
According to Politico, Biden also is considering former Obama adviser Ezekiel Emanuel as HHS secretary. Emanuel, a bioethicist at the University of Pennsylvania, wrote an article in 2017 arguing that conscience protection laws are “unethical” and “unjustifiable,” and doctors who refuse to do procedures they believe are wrong – such as abortions — should “leave the profession.”
These radical, anti-life positions are vastly out of touch with most Americans. National polling consistently shows Americans — including people who are “pro-choice” on abortion — oppose late-term abortions.