Joe Biden plans to meet with pro-abortion Democrat governors Friday to discuss ways to keep unborn babies being killed in abortions now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned.
Axios reports the president scheduled the meeting right after he returns from his European trip. It did not mention how many governors have been invited or who plans to attend.
In a historic ruling last week, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe and returned the abortion issue to the states. Immediately afterward, some states took action to protect unborn babies from abortion while others did the opposite.
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak, for example, issued an executive order banning state agencies from using “time, money or other resources” to help pro-life states prosecute abortionists who break their laws. In Wisconsin, Gov. Tony Evers called a special session to repeal the state pre-Roe state abortion ban, but the legislature rejected it. Both are Democrats.
Meanwhile, California Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed spending an additional $145 million specifically for abortions in his annual budget plan. The money would be used to fund elective abortions for women whose insurance does not cover it, government promotion of abortion, travel and lodging expenses for women who have to travel for abortions and incentives for medical students to become abortionists.
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Oregon lawmakers also budgeted $15 million to expand abortions in their state this year.
In California and Vermont, lawmakers also passed proposed constitutional amendments to enshrine the so-called “right” to abort unborn babies in their state constitutions. Voters will have the chance to reject or approve the amendments on the ballot in November.
Last week, Biden decried the Supreme Court ruling Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health as “extreme” and “un-American” because it allows states to protect unborn babies from abortion again.
“It’s a sad day for the country in my view, but it doesn’t mean the fight’s over,” Biden said.
He urged Congress to pass an extreme pro-abortion bill that would force states to legalize abortion on demand again and force taxpayers to pay for abortions. The Democrat-controlled U.S. House passed the bill, but the U.S. Senate narrowly rejected it in September.
Biden said voters can change that if they elect more pro-abortion lawmakers to Congress in November.
“This fall, we must elect more senators and representatives who will codify a woman’s right to choose into federal law,” he said. “We need to elect more state leaders to protect this right at the local level. We need to restore the protections of Roe as law of the land.”
One of the ways Biden plans to keep allowing Americans to abort unborn babies is through mail-order abortion drugs. Last year, his administration began allowing the abortion drug mifepristone to be sold through the mail without a doctor’s visit or direct medical supervision. Mifepristone is used to abort unborn babies up to 10 weeks of pregnancy and now accounts for more than half of all abortions in the U.S., according to the Guttmacher Institute.
Biden promised to “protect a woman’s access” to mifepristone and fight against states that ban the abortion drug.
The Biden administration’s position on abortion is radical and out of touch with most Americans. Polls consistently show that a strong majority of Americans oppose taxpayer-funded abortions and support strong limits on abortion, especially after the first trimester. LifeNews highlighted 14 recent polls here.
Since Roe in 1973, more than 63 million unborn babies and hundreds of mothers have died in supposedly “safe,” legal abortions. The ruling made the United States one of only seven countries in the world that allowed elective abortions after 20 weeks.
Now, experts predict as many as 26 states will protect unborn babies’ right to life by banning abortions, resulting in hundreds of thousands of babies’ lives being saved.