Biden-Harris: Tracking the Most Pro-Abortion Administration Ever

Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and their pro-abortion allies in Washington are determined to use the White House to force taxpayer funding of abortion at-home and abroad, coerce pro-life medical personnel to participate in abortions, to expand brutal and painful late-term abortion on demand, to expand the Supreme Court. Americans must be on guard the next four years as the Biden-Harris Administration appoints abortion extremists to the highest levels of power and activist judges to every vacancy on the federal bench.

On this page we will track the actions taken by the Biden-Harris administration to advance the agenda of the Big Abortion Lobby. The actions are broken down into five main categories. Click a category below to learn more:

THE BIDEN-HARRIS ADMIN WILL SEEK TO:

Force American Taxpayers to Fund the Abortion Industry At Home and Overseas

Democrats’ assault on the unborn is made all too clear through their continual payouts to the abortion industry. The Biden-Harris administration will create a slush fund for abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood, using the hard-earned money of American taxpayers.

What’s more, they want to make the U.S. the #1 abortion exporter overseas. This extremism is out of step with the values of the people of these nations.

Below you will find more information on the steps the Biden-Harris administration is taking to force taxpayers to pay for abortions:

On January 28, 2021, just 6 days after being sworn in, President Biden issued an executive order forcing American taxpayers to fund groups that promote abortion overseas by repealing the Trump administration’s Global Protect Life policy (formerly the Mexico City Policy).

Americans Oppose the Use of Tax Dollars to Promote Abortion Overseas

This is in spite of recent Marist/Knights of Columbus polling that found that 77% of Americans – including 55% of Democrats, 85% of Independents, and nearly two thirds of pro-choice respondents – oppose using taxpayer dollars to promote abortion overseas.

On April 15, 2021, the Biden-Harris Department of Health & Human Services released text of its proposal to rewrite the rules of the Title X family planning program so it is once again a slush fund for abortion businesses, including Planned Parenthood. The proposed rule would mandate abortion referrals in direct violation of federal law known as the Weldon Amendment.

In March, President Biden signed into law the largest expansion of taxpayer-funded abortion since Obamacare. Unlike prior COVID-19 relief bills, the “American Rescue Plan” broke with more than four decades of bipartisan consensus by failing to include Hyde Amendment protections.

THE BIDEN-HARRIS ADMIN WILL SEEK TO:

Suppress & Eliminate the Rights of Pro-life Americans and Coerce Pro-life Medical Personnel into Participating in Abortion

The Biden-Harris administration wants to coerce American doctors and nurses to participate in performing abortions, forcing people against their will to be complicit in the killing of unborn children. Under the guise of empowering women through “reproductive freedom” and so-called rights, they want to suppress the rights of Americans who object to abortion.

Their primary goals in this area include eliminating the HHS Office for Civil Rights, reviving the ERA, which includes a “right” to abortion, by rescinding DOJ’s legal opinion that the ERA is dead & issuing new opinion, and eliminating the State Department’s commission on unalienable rights.

The Biden-Harris administration issued a Statement of Administration Policy in support of the Equality Act, legislation which, if passed, would allow the unified pro-abortion government to codify a so-called “right” to abortion in law. In addition, Democrats want to ratify the years-long expired Equal Rights Amendment and add it to the Constitution, which would wipe out pro-life legal gains on the state and federal level indefinitely.

Executive action undertaken by the Trump-Pence administration strengthened enforcement of federal laws protecting the rights of health care personnel. They also provided long-awaited relief for the Little Sisters of the Poor and others after the Obama-Biden administration tried to force them to provide abortion-inducing drugs in health insurance plans. The Biden administration is expected to dismantle these conscience protections at any time.

THE BIDEN-HARRIS ADMIN WILL SEEK TO:

Expand Extreme Abortion Policy that Most Americans Reject

The radical abortion lobby will expand brutal late-term abortions performed past the point when science shows babies can feel pain, and even allow babies to be left to die after failed abortions.

But that’s not all. The profit-seeking abortion industry wants to erase medical safety standards on the abortion pill Mifeprex – and promote dangerous chemical abortions that put women at risk of heavy bleeding, severe infection, and sometimes death.

President Biden’s allies in Congress have refused to bring the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act up for a vote in either chamber after the president famously dodged questions on this popular legislation throughout the campaign. The United States is one of only seven countries, including China and North Korea, to allow abortion on demand beyond five months – a point by which research shows babies feel pain.

Americans Overwhelmingly Oppose Abortion After 5 Months

A May, 2019 Harvard CAPS/Harris poll found 29% of voters believe abortion should only be permitted up until the first trimester of pregnancy. 17% said it should be allowed until the second trimester. Only 8% said abortions should be permitted up until the third trimester, and 6 percent said the procedure should be allowed up until the birth of the child.

The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act has been repeatedly blocked by Speaker Pelosi and Leader Schumer. To circumvent this, pro-life Republicans have filed a discharge petition to force a vote in the House. Only five Democrats need to break with their party’s extremism to reach the 218-signature threshold that triggers a vote.

Majority of Americans Agree: Ban Born-Alive Abortions

77 percent of voters support legislation to ensure that a baby who survives a failed abortion be given the same medical treatment as any other baby born prematurely at the same age (55 percent strongly support). Only 9 percent of voters oppose the legislation (5 percent strongly oppose).

With flagrant disregard for the health and safety of American women and girls, in April the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it will not enforce longstanding safety precautions that require doctors to dispense abortion-inducing drugs at an in-person visit. This decision illustrates how pro-abortion activists have exploited the COVID-19 pandemic, working to eliminate safety precautions in order to expand abortion drugs through telehealth.

THE BIDEN-HARRIS ADMIN WILL SEEK TO:

Appoint the Most Pro-Abortion Cabinet in U.S. History

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ acute advocacy of abortion extends to their cabinet picks – complete support for abortion on demand will be required to gain a seat at their table.

Pro-abortion activists Biden has already nominated include Xavier Becerra for HHS secretary, Neera Tanden to lead the OMB, and Pete Buttigieg for Secretary of Transportation.

In March 2021 Xavier Becerra was confirmed to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). When President-elect Biden announced in December 2020 that he would nominate Xavier Becerra to lead HHS, Big Abortion groups swiftly responded to the news, praising Biden’s pick. Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion business said “Mr. Becerra has been a decades-long champion for health care for all, including sexual and reproductive health care access.” NARAL praised the pick saying, “Becerra is committed to safeguarding and advancing reproductive freedom.” Similarly, the Population Connection Action Fund (formerly Zero Population Growth) responded: “Xavier Becerra is a reproductive rights champion.”

Supports Late-Term Abortions When Viable Babies Can Feel Pain

Rep. Becerra voted both in 2013 and 2015 against legislation that would ban abortion at 5 months into pregnancy when an unborn child can feel excruciating pain.

Supports Barbaric Abortion Procedures & Infanticide

In 2003, then-Rep. Becerra voted against the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act. In a partial-birth abortion the child is delivered into the birth canal up to its shoulders and then killed through vacuuming out its brain and crushing its skull. Despite Becerra’s vote in opposition, the bill passed in 2003 and went on to be upheld by the Supreme Court in Gonzales v. Carhart in 2007.

In 2015, then-Rep. Becerra voted against HR 3504 The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act protecting children born alive during an abortion.

Born-alive abortions DO happen. Statistics on babies born alive during abortion attempts are incomplete, however, of the states that include born-alive statistics in their abortion reporting, we know that in just three states between 2015 – 2018, 47 children were born alive during an abortion attempt: Arizona (10), Florida (21), and Minnesota (16).

77% of voters support legislation to ensure that a baby who survives a failed abortion be given the same medical treatment as any other baby born prematurely at the same age (55% strongly support).

Wants to Force Taxpayers to Pay for Abortions

In 1993 during his first term in Congress, Becerra voted against the Hyde Amendment to the LHHS Appropriations Bill (H.Amdt.185 to H.R.2518). The Hyde Amendment has been passed with bipartisan support every year since 1976 and ensures that federal tax dollars under Medicare cannot be used to pay for abortions.

As a U.S. Representative, Becerra voted not once but three times against the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act in 2011, 2014, and 2015. The act would codify Hyde Amendment protections, making them permanent.

In 2016, then-Rep. Becerra voted for an amendment to strike Hyde-type the rider in HR 5485 FY 2017 FSGG appropriations bill which prohibits Federal coverage of abortion the FEHB program.

As California Attorney General, Becerra led a a multistate amicus brief against the Trump-Pence administration’s Protect Life Rule, suing the federal government to restore approximately $60 million in taxpayer funds each year to the billion dollar abortion-giant Planned Parenthood. The suit ultimately lost in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

In February 2021, President Biden’s nominee for Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

Wants to Force Taxpayers to Pay for Abortions

In 2017, Buttigieg signed a letter proclaiming his full support for Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion business in the nation.1 Buttigieg lists repealing the Hyde Amendment as a goal directly on his campaign website.2 The Hyde Amendment is the measure ensuring Medicaid tax dollars cannot be used to pay for abortions, and that is estimated to have saved more than 2 million lives from abortion since 1976.3 Buttigieg confirmed his support for repealing the Hyde Amendment at an MSNBC town hall on June 3, 2019.4

Supports Extreme Late-Term Abortions

During a May, 2019 town hall hosted by Fox News, Pete Buttigieg said the government “has no place in discussing limits on abortions.” When asked if he supported limits on abortion at any point in pregnancy, Buttigieg responded that he trusts women to draw the line.5

When asked to respond to criticism of his support for late-term abortions, Buttigieg claimed answers on abortion  are “not knowable in a traditional sense.”6

Refuses to Protect Born-Alive Abortion Survivors

Even though the majority of Americans (77%) support legislation to ensure that a baby who survives a failed abortion be given the same medical treatment as any other baby born prematurely at the same age (55 percent strongly support), Buttigieg will not give a straight answer7 when asked if he would support such legislation. Only 9 percent of voters oppose the legislation (5 percent strongly oppose).8

In November 2020, President-elect Biden announced that he would nominate Tanden for director of the Office of Management and Budget.

Opposes Commonsense Limits on Abortion

In 2018 Tanden indicated she supports late-term abortions after 5 months — a point by which science shows unborn children feel pain — when a majority of Americans agree abortions should not be permitted.9

In 2016 Tanden praised the Supreme Court’s ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt which struck down a Texas law designed to provide equal protection for the health and safety of women in abortion clinics operating in the state.10

Supports the Big Abortion Industry

In 2015 Tanden falsely referred to efforts to defund the nation’s largest abortion business, Planned Parenthood, as “partisan attacks on women’s access to critical health services.” She also lied about undercover footage from the Center for Medical Progress showing high-level Planned Parenthood staff discussing the harvest and sale of baby body parts, falsely labeling them “doctored videos released by anti-abortion extremists.”11

In 2018 Tanden praised Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion business (which kills more than 320,000 unborn children each year), saying “She has fought tirelessly to improve women’s access to abortion.”12 In 2020 Tanden praised Ilyse Hogue, president of pro-abortion lobby group NARAL, saying of Hogue, she “isn’t just a leader of the reproductive rights movement. She’s a leader of the progressive cause.”13

At her March 2021 hearing for deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget, Shalanda Young, now acting director at OMB, characterized efforts to repeal the Hyde Amendment and force taxpayers to fund abortion on demand as “economic and racial justice,” ignoring the devastating toll of abortion on black communities where the abortion rate is four times higher than that of their white counterparts.

The abortion lobby cheered the nominations of Antony Blinken for secretary of state and Linda Thomas-Greenfield as ambassador to the U.N. In a press release, Planned Parenthood Action Fund wrote, “We must end the global gag rule and its chilling effects, restore funding for the UN Population Fund… and so much more. Antony Blinken and Linda Thomas-Greenfield have deep foreign policy experience and their work will be critical to championing sexual and reproductive health and rights around the world.” Blinken was confirmed in January 2021, and Thomas-Greenfield in February.

Promoting Abortion on the World’s Stage

In a statement released just two days after he was confirmed as Secretary of State, Blinken declared his support for Biden’s executive order repealing the Trump administration’s Global Protect Life policy – forcing American taxpayers to fund groups that promote abortion overseas.

In the same statement, he announced that the State Department will send $32.5 million in taxpayer dollars to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), abandon the Geneva Consensus, and reengage with the U.N. Human Rights Council, which just elected China to its Commission on the Status of Women, despite the country’s numerous human rights violations, including forced abortions and forced sterilizations.

The abortion lobby cheered the nominations of Antony Blinken for secretary of state and Linda Thomas-Greenfield as ambassador to the U.N. In a press release, Planned Parenthood Action Fund wrote, “We must end the global gag rule and its chilling effects, restore funding for the UN Population Fund… and so much more. Antony Blinken and Linda Thomas-Greenfield have deep foreign policy experience and their work will be critical to championing sexual and reproductive health and rights around the world.” Blinken was confirmed in January 2021, and Thomas-Greenfield in February.

Promoting Abortion on the World’s Stage

In her confirmation hearing, Thomas-Greenfield committed to re-funding UNFPA and stated that it is “personally a priority” for her “be a leader” in expanding “reproductive health services.”

 

THE BIDEN-HARRIS ADMIN WILL SEEK TO:

Change Foundational American Institutions to Expand Abortion

From expanding the Supreme Court to a federal takeover of state elections, there is no rule Democrats won’t violate or rewrite to impose their abortion agenda before the 2022 midterm elections, no matter the collateral damage to our nation.

President Biden supports Chuck Schumer’s efforts to dismantle the legislative filibuster after decades of claiming the opposite stance. Keeping the filibuster is all that prevents the Biden-Harris White House and unified pro-abortion government from accomplishing the worst of their agenda – packing the Supreme Court with pro-abortion justices, forcing taxpayers to fund abortion on demand, making D.C. a state to add two pro-abortion senators, and seizing control of elections.

The U.S. election system is facing an unprecedented credibility crisis after election laws were altered during COVID-19. The “For the People Act” (H.R.1/S.1) would expand and cement these alterations – resulting in a federal takeover of elections in all 50 states, preventing states from implementing popular safeguards supported by voters of all stripes, inserting partisanship in the Federal Elections Commission, forcing pro-life voters to fund pro-abortion candidates, and more.

The Biden-Harris White House “strongly supports” pro-abortion Democrats’ efforts to enact H.R. 51. Passed by the House on April 22, the legislation would make the District of Columbia a state. Removing D.C. from federal jurisdiction would lead to an increase of as many as 1,400-1,500 taxpayer-funded abortions per year and is a political move to add two seats to the Senate to block pro-life legislation.

On April 9, President Biden announced a commission stacked with pro-abortion ideologues to “study” the idea of altering the Court. Days later, his allies in Congress introduced legislation in both chambers to expand the size of the Supreme Court from nine to 13.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg opposed expanding the size of the Supreme Court, stating, “If anything would make the court look partisan, it would be that — one side saying, ‘When we’re in power, we’re going to enlarge the number of judges, so we would have more people who would vote the way we want them to.’”

Justice Stephen Breyer

Current Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer gave recent remarks saying, “It is wrong to think of the Court as another political institution. And it is doubly wrong to think of its members as junior league politicians…Structural alteration motivated by the perception of political influence can only feed that perception, further eroding that trust.”