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Thwarting pro-abortionists at the federal level, passing pro-life bills at the state level

by | Jan 18, 2021

By Dave Andrusko

Not exactly new news, but a story written today by  NBC News’s Chloe Atkins  serves as a platform for pro-abortionists to express their joy that their champions Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will soon be sworn into office and are primed to “roll back” pro-life initiatives enacted by the Trump administration.

When you go through the list, it is a reminder of how thoroughly pro-life President Donald Trump and his administration have been. What pro-abortionists are eager to reverse are the accomplishments we summarized in detail last month. The headline read simply, “President Trump has kept his promises to rebuild a Culture of Life.”

And it didn’t stop then. As Wesley J. Smith wrote over the weekend

Working until the last minute, the Office of Civil Rights in the Department of Health and Human Services has published a proposed rule that would protect babies born prematurely from death — including those who survive abortion — and disabled people generally from discrimination in the health-care context. 

Naturally, Biden’s HHS, under HHS secretary nominee Xavier Becerra, will do none of the following which would

  • Protect patients, including infants born alive whose parents or guardians consent to treatment, from disability discrimination…;
  • Protect patients, including infants born alive, from unlawful denials of emergency screening or stabilizing treatment…;
  • Prohibit disability discrimination in the provision or withdrawal of life-saving or life-sustaining care;
  • Prohibit covered providers from basing certain life and death medical decisions on evaluations of the relative worth of the life of a patient with a disability, or on stereotypes or bias with respect to disability;
  • Prohibit covered providers from exerting undue influence or steering patients toward the withdrawal of life-saving or life-sustaining care, or toward the provision of life-ending services such as assisted suicide, mercy killing, or euthanasia, on the basis of disability; and
  • Require hospitals to inform a patient or the patient’s legal representative if and when a “do not resuscitate order” is entered for the patient without consent under facility regulation

Amazing what a deep reverence for the equality of all life leads you to propose.

By contrast, according to Atkins media favorite  Alexis McGill Johnson, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood, said, “We have a ton of work to do to undo the harm over the last four years, but knowing we have champions there who understand what needs to happen in the first 100 days is tremendously exciting.”

Their check list, of course, includes, for starters, eliminating the Mexico City Policy and removing the requirement that Title X recipients not comingle abortion and genuine family planning.

Naturally, conscience protection is on the chopping block. Once again the enormous power of the government will target the Little Sisters of the Poor and other organizations who will be told that a mandate, issued by HHS under a provision of ObamaCare, requires them to provide health insurance coverage for products and procedures they find morally unacceptable.

And, naturally, the life-saving Hyde Amendment will be in the anti-life movement’s bulls-eye. They can’t stand the idea that two million lives were saved.

To Atkins’ credit, she at least includes one comment from our side and from the right person.

Abortion rights opponents are concerned about the new administration and warn that they will continue to push back.

“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,” said Carol Tobias, president of the National Right to Life Committee, who said she expects a wave of abortion restrictions at the state level this year.

Indeed, we will be busy attempting to thwart Biden/Harris and the Abortion Industry at the federal level and enacting pro-life measures at the state level.

Categories: Legislation