Americans should expect “hard-core, pro-abortion forces” to influence national policy should Joe Biden take control of the White House, pro-life leaders warned this week.
Biden, the presumed presidential winner — though votes have not been certified and President Donald Trump has filed lawsuits in several states, is surrounding himself with leaders and advisers who believe killing unborn babies in abortions should be legal without restriction and taxpayers should be forced to pay for their deaths. These include Kamala Harris, potentially the next vice president, and Ronald Klain, whom Biden recently named as his chief of staff.
With these advisers and Biden’s plans to restore taxpayer funding to pro-abortion groups and “codify” Roe v. Wade into federal law, Mark Harrington, executive director of the pro-life organization Created Equal, said Americans should be prepared for radical, anti-life policies.
“Biden will be directed by hard-core, pro-abortion forces,” Harrington told the Catholic News Agency.
He said he expects the Biden administration will try to make it impossible for states to pass pro-life laws. Harrington pointed to one of Harris’s proposals to screen state abortion legislation through the U.S. Department of Justice to assess if it fits with Roe v. Wade, according to the report.
Mary FioRito, the Cardinal Francis George fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, told CNA that Biden also would give more tax dollars to the abortion industry – even though most Americans don’t want him to.
“Biden’s position is vastly out of step with the American public, since the majority of Americans, even some who identify as ‘pro-choice,’ do not want their tax dollars used for programs that endorse abortion as a method of family planning,” she said.
Polls consistently show that a majority of Americans oppose taxpayer funding for abortions, but that is exactly what Biden said he would do. Not only does he plan to repeal the Mexico City Policy and send tax dollars to pro-abortion groups working overseas, Biden also hopes to end the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits taxpayer funding for elective abortions in Medicaid and other federal programs. Without Hyde, researchers at the Charlotte Lozier Institute predict 60,000 more unborn babies could be killed in abortions each year.
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Tom McClusky, who is in charge of government affairs for the Washington-based March for Life organization, told CNS a Biden presidency would be a major setback for the pro-life movement, especially if state Medicaid restrictions for abortion funding are removed.
“It is also expected that Biden will surround himself with abortion activists looking for ways to use the federal government to push their extreme agenda,” McClusky said.
“Biden has vowed to rejoin international pro-abortion organizations like the World Health Organization and the United Nations Population Fund as well as resume the war on the Little Sisters of the Poor,” he added.
Harrington urged pro-life Americans not to give up hope.
“We need to remain vigilant and not get discouraged,” he told CNA. “We fought through the eight years of the Obama regime, and we’ll fight through the Biden-Harris years.”
Right now, pro-life leaders are focusing on the U.S. Senate where two January run-off elections in Georgia will determine its leadership. If pro-life U.S. Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue win re-election, Republicans will retain control of the body and be able to block radical pro-abortion legislation from passing. However, if Democrats gain control of the Senate, they likely will expand the killing of unborn babies in late-term abortions and force taxpayers to fund their deaths.