Joe Biden will sign Executive Order on Day 1 forcing Americans to fund abortion
Precious Life have encouraged pro-lifers in the USA to continue fighting to protect unborn babies from abortion, despite the expectation that Joe Biden will make abortion a priority on his first day in office.
Director of Precious Life Bernadette Smyth said, “The Biden administration will be the most pro-abortion in history. But I encourage the pro-life people of the United States to stand strong and continue the fight to overturn abortion, and with faith and hope look forward to the day when no State deprives any person – born and unborn - of life nor denies to any person the equal protection of the laws.”
Backed by the pro-abortion lobby, Biden supports killing unborn babies in abortions without restriction and wants to force taxpayers to fund their deaths.
Among his first actions, NBC News predicts Biden will overturn the Mexico City Policy and President Donald Trump’s Protect Life Rule, both of which defunded the abortion chain Planned Parenthood of millions of dollars.
The Mexico City Policy, established by President Ronald Reagan, traditionally gets repealed by Democrat presidents and reinstated by Republican presidents. It prohibits taxpayer funding to international aid groups that promote and/or do abortions, including Planned Parenthood’s international arm.
Trump expanded the policy to cut off more streams of revenue to international pro-abortion groups. The rule defunded the International Planned Parenthood Federation of about $100 million and the British abortion chain Marie Stopes International (now MSI Reproductive Choices) of about $73 million in U.S. tax dollars.
The two pro-abortion groups received millions of American tax dollars under President Barack Obama, and they are expected to receive millions more under Biden’s leadership.
Pro-abortion leaders expressed confidence that Biden will support their goals.
“… knowing we have champions there who understand what needs to happen in the first 100 days is tremendously exciting,” Alexis McGill Johnson, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood, told NBC.
Nationally, Planned Parenthood, a billion-dollar non-profit that does more than 340,000 abortions a year, also could see more federal tax dollars come its way under the Biden administration.
Its executives expect that the incoming president also will repeal Trump’s Protect Life rule, which defunded Planned Parenthood of an additional $50 million through the Title X program.
Abortion activists are pressuring Biden to end the Hyde Amendment as well. The long-standing amendment prohibits taxpayer funding for elective abortions in Medicaid. Biden could not end the measure by executive order, however; Congress also would need to vote to end it.
Pro-life leaders promised to continue fighting for life.
“It’s certainly disheartening, but we aren’t going to give up, and we will do whatever we can to stop abortion from being promoted,” Carol Tobias, president of the National Right to Life Committee, told NBC.
Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, said if Biden wants to unify Americans, he should drop his radical pro-abortion agenda. She pointed to polling that consistently shows most Americans oppose taxpayer funding for abortions.
“If Joe Biden truly wants unity, respecting the free speech and conscience rights of Americans, including those of his Church, is essential, along with limiting taxpayer funding of abortion at home and around the world. That’s common ground and a good place to start a conversation,” Hawkins wrote at the Washington Times.
Hawkins said abortions are not health care, they kill unborn babies.
“As the anniversary of Roe [v. Wade] approaches when thousands usually brave the January cold to march in memory of those lost to abortion, it’s important to remember that pregnancy is not a disease cured by abortion,” Hawkins said.
Bernadette Smyth concluded, “Abortion was once again the number-one cause of death globally in 2020, with a record 42.7 million unborn babies killed in the womb. Those who’ve welcomed Joe Biden becoming President have actually welcomed the horrific reality that even more little babies will now be slaughtered in 2021 and over the next 4 years. I hope those who’ve applauded Biden will be as forthright in their condemnations of Biden abortion policies as they were in their congratulations for him”