Joe Biden plans to celebrate Women’s Equality Day on Friday by working with state leaders to expand the destruction of unborn baby girls’ and boys’ lives through abortions.
Women do not need to kill their own children before birth to be equal or free, but the Biden administration seems to think so. Reuters reports White House leaders plan to meet with state and local lawmakers from Kansas, New York, Maryland, North Carolina and Delaware to discuss ways to promote “equality” by expanding abortions in response to the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.
Biden administration officials said they plan to talk about ways states can keep abortion on demand legal and how the federal government can help.
Those expected to be in attendance include Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott, Durham, North Carolina Mayor Elaine M. O’Neal, and Delaware Chief Deputy Attorney General Alexander S. Mackler, the Washington Post reports.
Currently, 14 states are enforcing pro-life laws that limit or ban the killing of unborn babies in elective abortions, and more are expected to soon. As a result, approximately 122,000 unborn babies are being saved from abortions, according to SBA Pro-Life America.
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However, the Biden administration and other Democrat leaders are working aggressively to thwart pro-lifers’ life-saving efforts, including with a plan to allow taxpayer-funded Medicaid to be used to pay for abortion travel expenses, a likely violation of the Hyde Amendment, according to the reports.
Along with the meeting Friday, Reuters reports the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) also plans to send a letter to governors across the country about a new mandate that hospital emergency rooms provide abortions – although a judge recently blocked it in Texas.
Here’s more from the Washington Post:
The letter will “underscore to our governors that state antiabortion laws don’t negate providers’ responsibilities in these states to comply with federal laws that protect access to emergency health care,” a senior administration official said. …
The letter also will invite states to develop and apply for waivers to allow their Medicaid programs to provide increased access to care to help patients traveling out of state for abortions.
Earlier this month, Biden signed an executive order that could force American taxpayers to pay for women to travel to abort their unborn babies in elective abortions. The order instructs HHS to explore using tax dollars from Medicaid to pay expenses for those who cross state lines for an abortion.
The Biden administration describes killing unborn babies as “reproductive health care,” even though reproduction already has taken place and doctors confirm that aborting unborn babies is not health care.
Pro-life leaders contend that Biden’s order violates the Hyde Amendment by seeking to force taxpayers to fund abortion on demand up until birth in Democrat-led states through Medicaid.
“Biden and the Democrats make a serious error in assuming Americans nationwide agree with their radical agenda – using the full weight of the federal government to impose abortion on demand up to the moment of birth, illegally forcing taxpayers to fund it, ‘cracking down’ on nonprofits that provide life-affirming alternatives, and threatening to destroy any guardrails of democracy that stand in their way,” said SBA Pro-Life America President Marjorie Dannenfelser earlier this month.
Despite false reports that abortion bans would prevent doctors from treating pregnant women for miscarriages or ectopic pregnancies, pro-life doctors say that is not the case. Pro-life laws also include exceptions in their abortion bans for cases when the mother’s life is at risk.
However, the Biden administration is attempting to use the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act to require hospitals to perform abortions for “emergency medical conditions,” a broadly-defined term that includes situations when it is not necessary to kill the unborn baby to protect the mother.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton recently sued the Biden administration challenging the mandate, and a federal judge blocked it this week.
“By this move, the Biden Administration seeks to transform every emergency room in the country into a walk-in abortion clinic,” the attorney general’s office said in a statement.
For nearly 50 years, Roe forced states to legalize abortion on demand up to viability. As a result, more than 63 million unborn babies were killed in abortions. On June 24, the Supreme Court granted a huge victory for life when it overturned Roe.
Now, states are allowed to protect unborn babies from abortion again, and as many as 26 may do so in the coming months.