A Baptist minister who works as an abortion activist praised President Joe Biden this week for forcing American taxpayers to fund Planned Parenthood and other abortion groups.
The Rev. Katey Zeh, CEO of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, told the Huffington Post that protecting “choice” is a moral issue and one that Biden has a responsibility to support.
“As people of faith who support reproductive freedom, we believe that everyone has the capacity to make sacred decisions about their bodies, lives, families and futures,” Zeh told the news outlet. “Any attempt to control, restrict or interfere with that decision is reproductive oppression.”
She thanked Biden for rescinding the Mexico City Policy, a pro-life rule President Donald Trump put in place to defund the International Planned Parenthood Federation, which kills babies in abortions around the world and lobbies to legalize abortions in pro-life countries.
Biden’s order on Thursday will restore millions of taxpayer dollars to the billion-dollar abortion industry. Planned Parenthood and MSI Reproductive Choices (formerly Marie Stopes International) are two recipients of international aid funding, and they abort millions of unborn babies across the world every year.
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Under Trump, the Mexico City Policy defunded Planned Parenthood’s international arm of about $100 million and the British-based abortion chain MSI Reproductive Choices of about $73 million in U.S. tax dollars.
Zeh expressed hope that the Democrat president will do even more in the coming days to remove “harmful barriers” to abortion. To the ordained Baptist minister, this includes ending the Hyde Amendment, a popular, long-standing measure that prohibits taxpayer funding for elective abortions in Medicaid and other federal programs.
Zeh slammed the amendment as “unjust,” saying it “disproportionately impact[s] those already struggling to survive.”
All indications are that Biden supports Zeh’s radical pro-abortion agenda – even though most Americans do not.
In April, Biden called 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.
On the campaign trail, he also abandoned his support of the Hyde Amendment and promised to work with abortion activists to get rid of it.
The amendment used to have strong bipartisan support in Congress and still has the support of most Americans. According to the Charlotte Lozier Institute, about 2.4 million people are alive today because of the pro-life Hyde Amendment.
A new poll from Marist this week found that an overwhelming majority of Americans oppose Biden’s plan to force taxpayers to fund abortions. According to the poll, 77 percent oppose using tax dollars to support abortion in other countries. Significantly, this includes a majority of Democrats (55 percent) and pro-choice Americans (64 percent).
Most Americans (58 percent) also oppose using tax dollars to fund abortions in the U.S., according to the Marist poll. Similarly, a Politico/Harvard University poll found that just 36 percent of likely voters supported taxpayer funding for abortions, while 58 percent opposed it.