By Dave Andrusko
As we wrote in “Five Takeaways from President Biden’s Inaugural Address,”
In his call for “unity,” President Biden contrasted what he said he will do with behaviors virtually no one would defend. But if you listened carefully and read the transcript, you might wonder how long his enemies will be. Certainly commentators urged him to cast his net wide.
I didn’t expect much from President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris—they are embedded in the pro-abortion army—but the opening of today’s joint statement on the 48th anniversary of Roe was unnecessarily pugilistic and overtly hostile to those of us who mourn, not celebrate, a decision that has already cost the lives of over 65 million unborn babies.
In the past four years, reproductive health, including the right to choose, has been under relentless and extreme attack.
In today’s environment, words count.
For starters, it is not “extreme” to use the democratic process to elect pro-life legislators; to pass protective laws in many states; to try to open a honest dialogue over the injustice of refusing to treat equally unborn babies who survive abortions; to use family planning monies for genuine family planning; and to maintain the decades-long legislative practice of not paying for elective abortions (the Hyde Amendment, in particular).
Which, of course, is exactly what Biden/Harris oppose.
The next paragraph treats abortion as “access to care” and recycles the already trite (although oblique) criticism of Hyde: that everyone should have access to care “regardless” of “zip code,” as if a limitation on abortion funding designates certain areas but not others.
Then there is the mantra of being “committed to codifying Roe v. Wade.” You would think, but you would be wrong, that this would have been spelled out in public documents and pronouncements over the last year. What is “Codifying Roe”? It is the umbrella term which stands for sweeping away every protection for unborn children and which includes the threat to punish states which are intent on passing protective legislation
In addition to opening the spigot for funding abortion domestically, the next to last statement is a precursor to what everyone knows is coming internationally:
This commitment extends to our critical work on health outcomes around the world.
Pro-abortionists are the ultimate anti-life proselytizers. They believe they have a mission to undermine every protective law in every part of the world where unborn children are currently protected by law.
As NRL Federal Legislative Director Jennifer Popik, JD, wrote in the January edition of National Right to Life News
One of pro-life President Donald Trump’s first acts in office was to restore (and later expand) the Mexico City Policy, which prevents tax funds from being given to organizations that perform abortions or lobby to change abortion laws of host countries. The Trump administration also cut off funding to the United Nations Population Fund because of that agency’s involvement with China’s forced abortion program. We can expect pro-abortion President-elect Joe Biden to move to undo these gains immediately.
As a palate cleanser, read what President Trump said to the March for Life on the 47th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
It’ll recharge your batteries and make your day.