Joe Biden Nominates Gina Raimondo Commerce Secretary, She Legalized Abortions Up to Birth

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Jan 8, 2021   |   1:28PM   |   Washington, DC

President-elect Joe Biden just added another pro-abortion politician to his list of cabinet appointees.

The Daily Caller reports Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, who signed a state law legalizing abortions for basically any reason up to birth, is Biden’s choice to run the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Reports initially suggested Biden was considering Raimondo for secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, but he chose California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, a radical pro-abortion politician with no medical background, instead.

According to the Daily Caller, Raimondo is not a popular governor, and labor unions opposed her election. Her background is in business, and she served as the treasurer of Rhode Island before becoming governor.

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Here’s more from the report:

Rhode Island was ranked the worst state to start a business in, according to a 2019 Forbes analysis. Raimondo is ranked as the third most unpopular governor in the U.S., according to the latest Morning Consult polling data.

While her role as commerce secretary likely will not involve much related to abortion, Raimondo supports Biden’s radical pro-abortion agenda.

Like Biden, Raimondo identifies as Catholic, but she also believes that killing unborn babies in abortions is “health care.” In 2019, she signed a law to expand late-term abortions on viable unborn babies in her state, including brutal dismemberment abortions.

In April, Biden called abortion an “essential medical service” during the coronavirus pandemic. Among other things, his national health care plan would expand abortions by forcing insurance companies to cover abortions as “essential health care” under Obamacare.

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 federal programs.

Along with Raimondo and Becerra, Biden chose a New Mexico congresswoman who was accused of defaming young, pro-life teenagers at the March for Life as his Secretary of the Interior. His choice for chief of staff, Ronald Klain, recently described himself as a “soldier” in the army of the radical pro-abortion group NARAL.