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National Right to Life Commemorates the 2nd Anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Dobbs

Jun 24, 2024 | 2024 Press Releases, Press Releases, Press Room

Condemns the Actions of the Biden-Harris Administration and Its Pro-abortion Allies

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down the Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade. In the decision, the Court wrote:

The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives.

“With Dobbs, the Court correctly decided that a right to abortion is not in the Constitution,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “Dobbs gives the American people, through their elected representatives, a voice in protecting the right to life.”

The legacy of the Roe v. Wade decision is the loss of nearly 65 million unborn children and the immeasurable harm it has done to women. While states work to protect unborn children, it is deeply disappointing that the Biden-Harris administration is running roughshod over the good work states are doing by promoting unlimited abortion at every turn.

President Biden supports the use of taxpayer dollars to fund abortions and has used numerous legally fraught administrative actions to push abortion into pro-life states. He has called for the elimination of the Hyde Amendment, which prevents federal funds from being used to pay for abortions in many federal programs. President Biden has pledged to sign the “Women’s Health Protection Act,” a bill that would enshrine unlimited abortion until birth in federal law and do away with virtually all existing protections for unborn children and their mothers on both the federal and state levels, including parental involvement laws.

“Two years later, instead of working to protect innocent human lives and working to create safety nets for women in need, pro-abortion groups and their sympathizers, including the Biden-Harris administration, have doubled down on promoting unlimited abortions and protecting the abortionists who do them,” continued Tobias.

Some of these actions include:

  • Under President Biden, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) suspended safeguards established for women undergoing chemical abortions, such as seeing the abortionist in person. The in-person requirement helped to prevent complications resulting from an ectopic pregnancy, which can be fatal and can only be diagnosed with an in-person evaluation. Biden’s FDA also now permits pharmacists to dispense abortion drugs, and it even allows abortion drugs to be sent by mail.
  • President Biden’s Department of Veterans Affairs has begun to pay for and provide abortions for “health reasons,” defined broadly as to be for any reason. This has been statutorily prohibited since 1992. In addition, the Biden Administration’s Department of Defense is paying the travel and transportation costs for military members and dependents to travel to obtain elective abortions.
  • In an effort to override protective pro-life state laws, the Biden administration issued guidance in July 2023 asserting that EMTALA requires access to unlimited abortion. The federal EMTALA law regulating emergency rooms exists to protect patients, not create a right to elective abortion. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to release a decision in Moyle v. United States regarding the Biden administration’s attempts to twist EMTALA into an abortion mandate.
  • Biden has vowed to veto legislation like the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,” which would apply Hyde principles on a government-wide basis. 

“The Biden administration has made every effort to promote unlimited abortion,” said Tobias. “It has ignored the mother and her unborn child and vilified efforts by the pro-life movement to protect the most innocent among us.”

For more information on the Biden-Harris administration’s record on abortion, please contact mediarelations@nrlc.org

Founded in 1968, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of affiliates in each of the 50 states, is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement, National Right to Life works through legislation and education to protect innocent human life from abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide, and euthanasia.