As President Biden approaches his first 100 days in office, National Right to Life (NRLC) deplores his extreme commitment to abortion on demand.
“Joe Biden’s first one hundred days has been a horrendous assault on unborn human life,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “Joe Biden’s evolution into a virulent supporter of abortion on demand has been solidified by his record number of pro-abortion executive orders and reversal of pro-life policies.”
The Biden/Harris Administration’s extreme pro-abortion actions include:
- An Executive Order issued January 28th repealing the pro-life Mexico City Policy that had been reestablished and expanded by the Administration of President Trump.
- On the same day, President Biden issued an Executive Order that began the process of overturning the Trump Administration’s “Protect Life Rule” on Title X. That rule ensured that Title X family planning money did not flow to abortion providers and that everyone receiving Title X funds would not refer for abortion. In March, HHS announced it will repeal the Protect Life Rule by the end of the year.
- President Biden signed the $1.9 Trillion Reconciliation Package which includes billions of dollars available for taxpayer-funded abortions.
- President Biden’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) suspended protections established for women undergoing chemical abortions, such as seeing the abortionist in person. The in-person requirement is vital because it ensures that complications, such as an ectopic pregnancy, are ruled out in advance of a woman undergoing a chemical abortion. Mifepristone, the “abortion pill,” has no impact on an ectopic pregnancy which is a life-threatening medical condition.
- President Biden nominated California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who was confirmed by the Senate, to head HHS. Becerra’s support of abortion on demand for any reason and at any time during pregnancy, as well as his campaign against pregnancy help centers, is extensive and well documented.
- President Biden’s National Institutes of Health (NIH) reversed Trump-era fetal tissue requirements. In its internal research, NIH will again fund research using tissue from aborted babies. It will also no longer convene the Human Fetal Tissue Research Ethics Advisory Board, established under President Trump that was designed to review extramural research grant applications.
- Though he long supported the Hyde Amendment in the past, as a presidential candidate, President Biden flip-flopped in 2019. President Biden is now on record in support of eliminating the Hyde Amendment which prevents the use of federal funds to pay for abortions except in cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother. Named after its original sponsor, pro-life Congressman Henry Hyde, the original amendment was passed in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1976. It was estimated that before the Hyde Amendment took effect, approximately 300,000 abortions were paid for by Medicaid programs each year.
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“Biden’s first 100 days in office leaves no doubt that his administration will do all it can to expand abortion on demand, reverse protective, pro-life legislation and policies, and take every opportunity to entrench pro-abortion policies,” Tobias said.
Tobias continued, “No one should be surprised at Biden’s actions. In past statements, he has made clear his support for taxpayer funding of abortion and his support for late-term abortions, and abortions performed on unborn children who are capable of feeling pain.”
In addition to the damage his administration has already inflicted, Biden’s prior pro-abortion actions and statements include:
- Choosing Kamala Harris as his running mate. While serving as California’s Attorney General, she earned the vocal approval of pro-abortions groups. As a U.S. Senator, she amassed a 100% pro-abortion voting record from NARAL Pro-Choice America.
- Criticizing the U.S. Supreme Court for upholding the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act in 2007.
- When asked about his stance on abortion during the campaign, Joe Biden replied that, “It’s a decision between them [women] and their doctor, in my view.” And during a presidential debate, when asked about his position, Joe Biden said, “Reproductive rights are a constitutional right. And, in fact, every woman should have that right.”
- According to the Biden campaign website, “As president, Biden will work to codify Roe v. Wade, and his Justice Department will do everything in its power to stop [pro-life state laws].”
LifeNews.com Note: Laura Echevarria is the Director of Media Relations and a spokesperson for the National Right to Life Committee.