Biden Administration Moves To Strike Protect Life Rule

During the tenure of President Donald Trump, the federal government made various advances in regard to respect for human life. Sadly, President Joe Biden appears determined to eradicate those advances.

According to Fox News, the Biden administration has proposed to rescind a Trump-era rule known as the Protect Life Rule. Released in February 2019, the Protect Life Rule required that abortion providers receiving Title X family planning funds separate their abortion activities from their federally-funded family planning activities. Because it did not wish to comply with the Protect Life Rule, Planned Parenthood instead opted to forfeit millions of dollars in federal funds. Once the Biden administration’s new rule is finalized, Planned Parenthood will likely resume receiving Title X funds.

Ironically, Planned Parenthood has described the Protect Life Rule as a “cruel and vicious” rule that “‘disproportionately harmed people of color and people with low incomes.’” This is a falsehood. Planned Parenthood is the nation’s leading abortion provider, and it bears some responsibility for sky-high abortion rates in portions of the African-American community. It is Planned Parenthood’s activities that are cruel and vicious, and it is Planned Parenthood that has taken the lives of millions of unborn children of color.

President Biden’s aggressively pro-abortion policies do not square with his Senate record, his stated desire to unite the country, or his professed Roman Catholic faith. At New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, we hope and pray that the President’s conscience will be awakened to the evil that he is perpetuating, and that he will reverse course.