Communications Department

White House Proclamation Celebrating Women’s History Month Promotes Abortion

Mar 1, 2023 | 2023 Press Releases, Press Releases, Press Room

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, February 28, the White House released the Biden administration’s proclamation about Women’s History Month which included promises to promote laws and policies that would support unlimited abortion.

“The president’s proclamation is ironic,” stated Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life (NRL). “By promoting abortion, the Biden-Harris administration is promoting the destruction of many of tomorrow’s female leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, scientists, and educators—just a few of the noted accomplishments praised in the proclamation.”

In its 10th annual report, The State of Abortion in the United States, National Right to Life, based on data from the CDC and the Guttmacher Institute, now estimates that 64,443,118 abortions have been performed in the United States since 1973. Of these abortions, approximately half were performed on unborn baby girls.

Instead of policies that would advance the right to life, the Biden administration promotes policies and laws that support unlimited abortions and have the potential to harm women, including:

    1. suspending protections established for women undergoing chemical abortions, such as seeing the abortionist in person. The in-person requirement of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ensured that complications, such as ectopic pregnancy, were ruled out in advance of a woman undergoing a chemical abortion. Mifepristone, the “abortion pill,” has no effect on ectopic pregnancies and leaves the woman with this life-threatening medical condition. The FDA recently announced that certified pharmacists will be permitted to dispense chemical abortion drugs and it will permit these dangerous drugs to be sent through the mail.
    2. strongly supporting the radical Women’s Health Protection Act which would essentially remove nearly all legal protections for unborn children on the federal and state level and prevent future protections for unborn children.
    3. supporting the elimination of the Hyde Amendment which prevents the use of federal funds to pay for abortions except in cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother.

“Women’s History Month is about the contributions women have made to our nation’s history. Predictably, the Biden administration uses Women’s History Month to promote policies that support unlimited abortion and have caused untold harm to women and their unborn children,” said Tobias. “The tragedy is that mothers facing an unexpected pregnancy are often told that they cannot achieve success in life unless they have an abortion.” 

The State of Abortion in the United States, 2023 report can be found here.

Founded in 1968, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of affiliates in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia and more than 3,000 local chapters, 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.