Without actually mentioning the word abortion, the Biden administration swiftly created a new pro-abortion “benefit” for federal employees after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday.
Bloomberg reports the U.S. Office of Personnel Management published a document Monday stating that federal employees now may use sick days if they or one of their family members needs to travel for “medical care.”
The document does not mention abortion but the Biden administration believes killing unborn babies in abortions is “medical care,” and it released the new benefit right after the Supreme Court began allowing states to protect unborn babies by banning abortions again.
According to Bloomberg, the document states that federal employees who “find it necessary to travel longer distances, including out of state, to obtain medical care” may use sick days.
If the leave is less than three days, the employee does not need to give a reason to their supervisor, and, if it is longer, the doctor’s excuse “need not contain details regarding the medical examination or treatment,” the report states.
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This new document clearly is about elective abortions. In the rare cases where a mother’s life is at risk, abortion bans allow exceptions to save her life, so there is no need for a pregnant woman to travel out of state.
On Friday, President Joe Biden decried the U.S. Supreme Court decision as “extreme” and “un-American.” He also promised to work to keep abortions, especially abortion drugs, available “to the fullest extent possible.” Last year, Biden began allowing abortion drugs to be sold through the mail without any direct medical supervision.
Aborting unborn babies is not health care and only 14 percent of OB-GYNs do abortions, according to a 2011 study in the journal “Obstetrics & Gynecology.” What’s more, health data shows that almost 99 percent of all abortions are for elective reasons.
Last year, medical groups representing more than 30,000 doctors urged the Supreme Court to overturn Roe and protect unborn babies.
“In the nearly 50 years since the court wrongly decided Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, medical science has progressed significantly and has increasingly supported the pro-life position,” they wrote. “It is time that the law of our land caught up with advances in medical science and supported the human rights of all of our patients.”
Since Roe in 1973, more than 63 million unborn babies and hundreds of mothers have died in supposedly “safe,” legal abortions. The infamous ruling forced states to legalize abortions for any reason up to viability and allowed abortions for any reason up to birth.
In the historic Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health ruling Friday, the justices overturned Roe and allowed states to protect unborn babies from abortion again. Ten already have done so, and more state are expected to enact pro-life laws in the coming weeks.
“We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled. The Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of each State from regulating or prohibiting abortion. Roe and Casey arrogated that authority. We now overrule those decisions and return that authority to the people and their elected representatives,” Justice Samuel Alito wrote for the majority.
Texas and Oklahoma had banned abortions before Roe was overturned, and Missouri became the first state after Roe to protect babies from abortions. South Dakota became the second, followed by Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Ohio, Utah, Oklahoma, Mississippi and Alabama. Ultimately, as many as 26 states could quickly ban abortions and protect babies from certain death for the first time in nearly 50 years.
Polling data shows a majority of Americans are pro-life and oppose what Roe did by allowing abortion on demand, in some states, up to birth.