Building a Legacy of Death

10 ways the Biden administration is making good on abortion promises

When Joe Biden ran for president, he made repeated promises to expand abortion and undo many of the pro-life measures implemented under the Trump administration. In the short time Biden has been in office, he has quickly worked to make good on those promises, ensuring what will be a lasting legacy of death.
 
Here's how:
  1. On Jan. 22, 2021—the anniversary of Roe v. Wade—the White House issued a statement reaffirming the Biden-Harris administration’s commitment to seeing Roe v. Wade codified in law.
On Jan. 28, 2021, the White House released a “Memorandum on Protecting Women’s Health at Home and Abroad.” The memorandum contained the following:
  1. Biden withdrew the U.S. from the Geneva Consensus. The declaration, signed in October 2020 by the U.S. during the Trump administration and by 32 other nations, states, “there is no international right to abortion” and that the family is “fundamental” to society.
  1. Biden repealed the Mexico City Policy. First implemented under President Reagan, the Mexico City Policy set forth the requirement that international nongovernmental organizations could neither promote nor perform abortions as part of their family planning services if they wanted to receive U.S. funds. Through the years, presidents have chosen to implement or revoke the policy. Trump chose the former, Biden the latter.
  1. Biden reversed the Title X rule, which under the Trump administration kept Title X funds from facilities that perform or refer for abortion.
  1. Biden reinstated funding to the United Nations Population Fund(UNFPA). Population control is at the core of the UNFPA, and the U.N. agency promotes family planning as a human right. It is widely known that “family planning” includes contraceptives and abortion. Though the UNFPA insists it works to eliminate the need for abortion instead of promoting it, the UNFPA has a history of employing coercive methods to implement its agenda and operates in countries known to conduct forced abortions and sterilizations, like China. With Biden’s promise to reinstate funding to UNFPA, he is broadly defining (which means ignoring) the Kemp-Kasten Amendment, which states that no U.S. funds can go to people or agencies that knowingly engage in coercive abortions or sterilizations. 
Other pro-abortion measures:
  1. Signed the American Rescue Plan Act, a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package that lacks key abortion funding restrictions on over $459 billion instead of providing financial help to the American people.
  1. Biden nominated Xavier Becerra as the secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). Throughout his time as a U.S. representative and the attorney general of California, Becerra showed support for barbaric abortion practices, including partial-birth abortion and infanticide, forcing taxpayers to pay for abortions and violating the consciences of Americans. Becerra tried to force pregnancy care centers to promote abortions in California and sued nuns, asserting they should pay for contraception and abortifacients. He also spearheaded the political prosecution of Sandra Merritt and David Daleiden, pro-life journalists who exposed Planned Parenthood’s trafficking of baby body parts. The HHS secretary has tremendous power, influence and funding at his/her disposal, and Becerra’s track record indicates how he will wield it.
  1. Biden promised to make passing the “Equality Act” a priority within his first 100 days of office. The “Equality Act” states that “pregnancy, childbirth or a related medical condition shall not receive less favorable treatment than other physical conditions.” Agencies and judicial interpretation understand this language to include abortion. Thus, the “Equality Act” will create a federal “right” to abortion and will preempt every state law. This will not just expand government funding for abortion, but the antidiscrimination language associated with the definition of “sex” will force medical providers, businesses and pregnancy care centers to participate in, refer for and/or fund abortions/abortifacients against their consciences. As such, this provision puts in jeopardy both longstanding federal conscience laws providing for protections for abortion objectors, and even the Hyde Amendment, prohibiting funding for abortion. The “Equality Act” has zero religious exemptions.
  1. The Biden administration approved telemedicine abortions. Previously, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rule required patients to visit an office in person to receive abortion-inducing drugs. Lower courts challenged the rule, but the Supreme Court upheld the FDA requirement. However, under the Biden administration, the FDA has removed this restriction for the remainder of the COVID-19 “pandemic.”
  1. The Biden administration will make Americans fund research that uses tissue from aborted babies. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced HHS has reversed a policy put in place under the Trump administration that halted all NIH-funded research using aborted fetal tissue. The ethics advisory board established to review grants using elective abortion fetal tissue also was disbanded.



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Sources:

Countries Declare No International Right to Abortion
Memorandum on Protecting Women's Health at Home and Abroad
Statement from President Biden and Vice President Harris
Biden Restores Foreign Aid to Abortion
The United Nations Population Fund and the Illicit Promotion of Abortion
Abortion Funds Pulled from United Nations
China cuts Uighur births with IUDs, abortion, sterilization
Xavier Becerra: A Record of Abortion Extremism
Taxpayers Must Now Fund Trafficking of Baby Body Parts
Joe Biden will make Americans fund research using body parts from aborted babies
FDA Approves Telemedicine Abortions During Pandemic