Americans do not want more abortions, and they do not want their tax dollars to pay for the killing of unborn babies in their mothers’ wombs.
But the radical pro-abortion extremists who supported Joe Biden’s presidential campaign are pushing him to do both if he is the confirmed presidential winner.
One, the Mexico City Policy, prohibits taxpayer funding to groups that promote and/or provide abortions overseas. The other, regarding Title X family planning funds, requires Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers to completely separate their abortion business from their taxpayer-funded services if they want to receive the grants.
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Alexis McGill Johnson, president of Planned Parenthood, told NPR that these “horrific” rules have caused “harm” across the world – though a recent study found the only harm was to abortion businesses, not individuals in need of health care.
Abortion activists want Biden to expand the killing of unborn babies in other ways, too, including by restoring funding to a United Nations agency connected to forced abortions and allowing at-home abortions.
National Catholic Register reports among the “first priorities” that a coalition of pro-abortion groups hope Biden will accomplish is a series of executive orders to reverse Trump’s pro-life actions and “expand access to comprehensive reproductive health care, uphold sexual and reproductive rights, including abortion” across the world.
This includes “re-funding the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), the UN’s sexual and reproductive health agency.” The Trump administration defunded UNFPA based on evidence connecting it to forced and coerced abortions in China.
Here’s more from the Register:
In general, the abortion coalition called for the next president’s budget to “demonstrate a commitment to sexual and reproductive health” including by investing $1.66 billion for global family planning and reproductive health programs and $111 million for UNFPA. They demand an end to conscience protections in the budget including the Weldon Amendment, an annual appropriations rider that prevents federal, state and local governments receiving federal funds from discriminating against health-care entities that decline to “provide, pay for, provide coverage of, or refer for abortions.”
They also called for modifying the Siljander Amendment, currently a ban on the use of taxpayer funds for lobbying for or against abortion overseas, to only ban lobbying against abortion.
Abortion activists want Biden to work with lawmakers to end the Hyde Amendment, too. The long-standing amendment prohibits taxpayer funding for elective abortions in Medicaid and other federal programs. Without it, researchers at the Charlotte Lozier Institute predict 60,000 more unborn babies could be killed in abortions each year.
De-regulating the dangerous abortion drug mifepristone also is high on abortion activists’ agenda.
Writing at The Atlantic, Greer Donley, an abortion activist and professor at the University of Pittsburgh Law School, said Biden could expand abortions “further than ever before” through the Food and Drug Administration – and he does not need lawmakers to do it.
“His administration could reexamine an FDA policy that places severe restrictions on mifepristone (also known as RU-486) …” Donley wrote. “Removing this policy would expand access to abortion in most states, even if the central holding from Roe v. Wade is limited or overturned and states are allowed to navigate their own course on abortion.”
Without the safety regulations, abuse and unsafe abortions could become rampant. Women would not need to see a doctor in person before receiving the drugs, and abusive partners or parents could obtain them to force women into abortions. England de-regulated abortion drugs earlier this year, and reports of women dying and babies being born alive already have surfaced.
Pro-abortion groups want Biden to end Trump’s Conscience and Religious Freedom Division under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, too, according to the Register. It’s one of many actions that could jeopardize the rights and freedoms of born Americans who fight for the rights of the unborn.
“I think it will be a dark day in history for unborn children” if Biden takes office, said Carol Tobias of the National Right to Life Committee.
But not all is lost. Tobias and other pro-life leaders promised to continue the fight, and elections are just one of many ways pro-lifers work to save lives. Some of the abortion industry’s anti-life goals cannot be achieved without the support of Congress. As NPR noted, “Biden also would need cooperation from Congress — unlikely if Republicans maintain control of the Senate. And with an increasingly conservative judiciary, there may be little Biden can do as president to stave off a wave of abortion restrictions in red states.”