Joe Biden Promises to Reverse Trump’s Pro-Life Executive Orders, Force Americans to Fund Abortion

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Nov 13, 2020   |   2:25PM   |   Washington, DC

Americans can expect to be forced to send hundreds of millions of tax dollars to pro-abortion groups if Joe Biden is confirmed to be the winner of the White House.

Biden, a pro-abortion Democrat, promised to reverse President Donald Trump’s progress for life when he takes office, including ending the Mexico City Policy and restoring Title X funds to Planned Parenthood.

These two executive orders alone defunded Planned Parenthood and the British-based abortion chain Marie Stopes International of more than $200 million U.S. tax dollars.

But they are just a few of the targets of a pro-abortion Biden administration, and abortion advocacy groups already are pressuring him to do more.

Jacqueline Ayers, vice president of government relations and public policy for Planned Parenthood Action Fund, told The Hill that they hope Biden will restore funding to her abortion chain on his first day in office.

“We think many of these issues actually could be addressed day one, in an executive order that explicitly talks about the new administration’s commitment to sexual reproductive health care,” Ayers said.

Among other priorities, Christianity Daily reports Biden also is expected to repeal a Trump executive order that granted relief to charities like the Little Sisters of the Poor. Biden would once again force them to follow the Affordable Care Act contraception mandate, which includes drugs that may cause abortions.

Jessica Marcella, of the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health, also urged Biden to act quickly to restore Title X funds to pro-abortion medical groups. If he does not, she said some facilities may close.

“It is essential a Biden administration act as expeditiously as possible, on day 1 or within 100 days, to get money flowing back to providers, particularly to jurisdictions that don’t have Title X services right now,” she told The Hill. “Even right now, there are health centers on the brink of closing, just trying to hold on for a reversal of fortune and restoration of Title X’s integrity as a program they can participate in.”

In 2019, Trump enacted the Title X “Protect Life” rule to ensure that the program does not indirectly fund abortions. Title X provides family planning and other health services for low-income individuals. Planned Parenthood could have complied with the rule by stopping abortions or completely separating its abortion business from its actual health services, but it refused. Instead, it prioritized abortions over women’s health and it was defunded of about $60 million.

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He will also reissue Obama-era guidance rescinded by the Trump administration that states can’t defund Planned Parenthood from their Medicaid programs.

Advocates also want Biden to rescind a Trump rule that allows health workers with moral or religious exemptions to certain procedures, like abortions, to refuse to provide those services.

Biden should also remove a requirement issued in 2011 that abortion pills only be prescribed in person at specific health care settings.

All these reversals would equal hundreds of millions more tax dollars to the already billion-dollar abortion industry. And they do not include even more of Biden’s plans, such as ending the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits direct taxpayer funding for elective abortions in Medicaid and other programs. Pro-life researchers estimate the amendment has saved more than 2.4 million babies from abortion. Without it, abortions could increase 60,000 per year.

Pro-life leaders expect Biden will get rid of Trump’s new ethics commission, which has been cutting off taxpayer-funded grants to research that uses aborted baby body parts, too.

Biden also is expected to restore funding that Trump cut to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), a pro-abortion agency linked to forced and coerced abortions in China.

Trump made huge strides for unborn babies and mothers during his four years in office, from defunding Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion groups, to speaking at the March for Life and promoting ethical scientific research that does not use aborted baby body parts.

At the international level, his administration also pushed back repeatedly against the global pro-abortion agenda at the United Nations. Notably, in October, the Trump administration led 33 countries in signing the Geneva Consensus, which declared to the United Nations that aborting unborn babies is not a human right. The declaration emphasizes the importance of human rights for all people, born and unborn, and medical care for women and children.