On Wednesday, the Biden-Harris White House posted a fact sheet outlining the administration’s international commitments to be presented to the United Nations’ Generation Equality Forum which is taking place in Paris.
In July 2019, over 80 pro-abortion groups published a multi-year, multi-effort agenda they called the “Blueprint for Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice” that outlined the steps to achieving the goal of expanding abortion on demand domestically and internationally.
“The Biden administration is closely following the Blueprint established by pro-abortion groups and adhering to the goal of these groups to expand abortion and have it paid for with U.S. taxpayer dollars,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “Sadly, women and their unborn children will be the losers in this scheme.”
In January 2021, President Biden signed an executive order rejecting the Geneva Consensus Declaration (2020) established under President Trump that reaffirmed “the inherent ‘dignity and worth of the human person,’ that ‘every human being has the inherent right to life.’” The Geneva Consensus Declaration also reaffirmed that abortion is not health care and that sovereign nations have the right to protect all innocent human lives by rejecting abortion.
Tobias added, “It was disappointing that the Biden administration withdrew the U.S. from the Geneva Consensus Declaration. Instead of defending the right of sovereign nations to make their own laws on abortion, the Biden administration is determined to overrule the wishes of other countries, forcing an unwanted abortion policy on them.”
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The domestic and international commitments made by the Biden Administration include:
· Eliminating the Hyde Amendment and using taxpayer funds to pay for abortions;
· Funding for Title X “with several modifications” to “ensure access” to abortion services;
· Resuming funding for the pro-abortion UN Population Fund (UNFPA) that also includes a $56 million increase in the 2022 budget; and
· Committing to working with other “like-minded” countries to expand abortion services globally.
Polling through the years has shown that taxpayers oppose having their tax money used to pay for abortions. A 2019 Politico/Morning Consult poll found that 49% supported the Hyde Amendment while only 33% opposed it.
A 2020 Marist poll found that 60% opposed federal funding of abortions. And in a January 2021 Marist poll, 58% “oppose using tax dollars to pay for a woman’s abortion.”
In that same poll, 77% of respondents opposed using tax dollars to pay for abortions in other countries.
“These polls clearly show that the actions by the Biden administration go against the will of the people,” said Tobias.