Joe Biden plans to quickly reverse the progress that President Donald Trump made for lif by ending an executive order that defunded the International Planned Parenthood abortion business of millions of taxpayer dollars.
CNN reports Biden’s advisers confirmed Tuesday that he plans to reverse the Mexico City Policy, which prohibits international aid funds to groups that promote and/or provide abortions.
On Wednesday, the pro-abortion Democrat leader will be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. Immediately afterward, he plans to sign 15 executive orders to address the coronavirus, economy, environment and racism, according to Reuters.
Though ending the pro-life policy is not in his plan of action Wednesday, Biden adviser Jeff Zients said it is a priority and Press Secretary Jen Psaki promised that Biden will reverse it soon. They also told Americans to expect dozens more executive orders in the “coming days and weeks.”
The Mexico City Policy, established by President Ronald Reagan, traditionally gets repealed by Democrat presidents and reinstated by Republican presidents. It prohibits taxpayer funding to international aid groups that promote and/or do abortions, including Planned Parenthood’s international arm.
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Trump reinstated and later expanded the policy to cut off more streams of revenue to international pro-abortion groups. His actions defunded the International Planned Parenthood Federation of about $100 million and the British abortion chain Marie Stopes International (now MSI Reproductive Choices) of about $73 million in U.S. tax dollars.
The two pro-abortion groups received millions of American tax dollars under President Barack Obama, and they are expected to receive millions more under Biden’s leadership.
Nationally, Planned Parenthood, a billion-dollar non-profit that does more than 340,000 abortions a year, also could see more federal tax dollars come its way now that Democrats control the federal government.
Its executives expect that the incoming president also will repeal Trump’s Protect Life rule, which defunded Planned Parenthood of an additional $50 million through the Title X program.
Abortion activists are pressuring Biden to end the Hyde Amendment as well. The long-standing amendment prohibits taxpayer funding for elective abortions in Medicaid. Biden could not end the measure by executive order, however; Congress also would need to vote to end it.
Biden’s plans and the people leading his administration are radically pro-abortion. They also oppose religious freedom protections for Catholic charities and employers. His vice president, Kamala Harris, has been accused of anti-Catholic bigotry. She also prosecuted pro-life undercover journalists who exposed Planned Parenthood’s aborted baby body parts trade.
If Biden does what he promised, abortions could increase across America. Not only does he plan to codify Roe v. Wade into federal law in case the U.S. Supreme Court overturns it, he also wants to end the life-saving Hyde Amendment and force taxpayers to pay for elective abortions.
In April, Biden went so far as to call the killing of unborn babies an “essential medical service” during the coronavirus pandemic. His health care plan would expand abortions as well by forcing insurance companies to cover abortions as “essential” health care under Obamacare.