President Joe Biden signed an executive order Thursday afternoon reinstating American taxpayer funding for abortions overseas. In typical fashion, he described the procedure as “women’s healthcare” and accused President Trump, who repealed the measure, of an “attack on women’s health.”
“The second order I’m singing relates to protecting women’s health at home and abroad, and it reinstates the changes that were made to Title 10 and other things, making it harder for women to have access to affordable healthcare as it relates to their reproductive rights,” Biden said from the Oval Office.
Pro-life organizations are pushing back and pointing out the move is wildly out of touch with the American people.
Consistent polling shows that 77% of Americans oppose taxpayer funding for abortion overseas. The government should never force taxpayers to fund abortions, either here or abroad, but should work to protect the inherent dignity of all persons, born and unborn. 2/2
— Jeanne F. Mancini (@jeannemfl) January 28, 2021
“President Biden’s decision to rescind the Mexico City Policy ignores the opinion of most Americans. The Mexico City Policy acknowledges the decades-long tradition in the United States of not using taxpayer dollars to perform or promote abortion,” Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus Carl Anderson released in a statement. “Our 2021 Knights of Columbus/Marist poll, released earlier this week, found that more than three-quarters of Americans agree that public funds should not be used to fund abortion abroad. This supermajority of Americans includes 55% of Democrats, 85% of independents, and 64% of pro-choice respondents. This result, found consistently over several years, demonstrates that this executive action does not unite Americans but instead is contrary to an area of bipartisan consensus in an otherwise divisive issue.”
🚨🚨 It took the Biden Administration less than 48 hours to announce they will repeal the expanded Mexico City Policy—which will allow them to funnel taxpayer dollars to groups that perform abortions in other countries.
Disgusting. But somehow not at all surprising.
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) January 22, 2021