Joe Biden May Declare Federal Emergency to Make Sure Babies are Killed in Abortions

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Jul 11, 2022   |   9:49AM   |   Washington, DC

Joe Biden told journalists Sunday that he may declare a federal health emergency for abortion in the United States.

However, the Associated Press reports White House officials admitted that there are problems with the idea, and they do not know if it is worth trying.

The Biden administration has been working to expand the killing of unborn babies in abortions ever since the Democrat leader took office. The president’s promises about abortion have become even more aggressive in recent weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on June 24.

Last week, he issued an executive order on abortion and urged Congress to pass a law forcing states to legalize taxpayer-funded abortion on demand.

Then, on Sunday, Biden told reporters that his staff are looking into the possibility of an emergency public health order, which would allow them to use federal tax dollars for abortions and potentially federal land, according to the report.

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Here’s more from the AP:

Biden said his administration is trying to do a “lot of things to accommodate the rights of women” after the ruling, including considering declaring a public health emergency to free up federal resources. Such a move has been pushed by advocates, but White House officials have questioned both its legality and effectiveness, and noted it would almost certainly face legal challenges.

The president said he has asked officials “to look at whether I have the authority to do that and what impact that would have.”

Some abortion activists and pro-abortion politicians have been urging Biden to declare a public health emergency, arguing that it could allow the administration to welcome abortionists to practice on federally-governed military bases in pro-life states, according to The Post Millennial.

However, key officials in Biden’s administration do not believe the idea will work. Jen Klein, director of the White House Gender Policy Council, said they researched the possibility and learned that it probably would not be effective in expanding abortions, the report states.

“When we looked at the public health emergency, we learned a couple things: One is that it doesn’t free very many resources,” Klein said Friday. “It’s what’s in the public health emergency fund, and there’s very little money — tens of thousands of dollars in it. So that didn’t seem like a great option. And it also doesn’t release a significant amount of legal authority.”

Earlier in June, before the Supreme Court ruled, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre also admitted that the president cannot do much to expand abortions without the approval of Congress, The Washington Examiner reports.

“The administration continues to explore every possible option in response to the anticipated Supreme Court decision,” Jean-Pierre said. However, “if the Supreme Court overturns Roe, we will need Congress to take action to restore Roe.”

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.

More than a dozen states are protecting unborn babies from abortion now that Roe is gone, and more are expected to enact pro-life laws in the near future. For nearly 50 years, the Supreme Court ruling forced states to legalize abortion on demand up to viability, and more than 63 million unborn babies were aborted.

Texas and Oklahoma had banned abortions before Roe was overturned, and Missouri became the first state post-Roe to protect babies from abortions. South Dakota became the second, and then Arkansas became the third, followed by Kentucky, Louisiana, Ohio, Utah, Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee.

The Charlotte Lozier Institute estimates more than 120,000 unborn babies are being saved from abortion as a result.