Biden-Harris: Tracking the Most Pro-Abortion Administration Ever

Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and their pro-abortion allies in Washington are determined to use the White House to force taxpayer funding of abortion at-home and abroad, coerce pro-life medical personnel to participate in abortions, to expand brutal and painful late-term abortion on demand, to expand the Supreme Court. Americans must be on guard the next four years as the Biden-Harris Administration appoints abortion extremists to the highest levels of power and activist judges to every vacancy on the federal bench.

On this page we will track the actions taken by the Biden-Harris administration to advance the agenda of the Big Abortion Lobby. The actions are broken down into five main categories. Click a category below to learn more:

THE BIDEN-HARRIS ADMIN IS ATTEMPTING TO:

Force American Taxpayers to Fund the Abortion Industry At Home and Overseas

Democrats’ assault on the unborn is made all too clear through their continual payouts to the abortion industry. The Biden-Harris administration will create a slush fund for abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood, using the hard-earned money of American taxpayers.

What’s more, they want to make the U.S. the #1 abortion exporter overseas. This extremism is out of step with the values of the people of these nations.

Below you will find more information on the steps the Biden-Harris administration is taking to force taxpayers to pay for abortions:

On January 28, 2021, just 6 days after being sworn in, President Biden issued an executive order forcing American taxpayers to fund groups that promote abortion overseas by repealing the Trump administration’s Global Protect Life policy (formerly the Mexico City Policy).

Americans Oppose the Use of Tax Dollars to Promote Abortion Overseas

This is in spite of recent Marist/Knights of Columbus polling that found that 77% of Americans – including 55% of Democrats, 85% of Independents, and nearly two thirds of pro-choice respondents – oppose using taxpayer dollars to promote abortion overseas.

On April 15, 2021, the Biden-Harris Department of Health & Human Services released text of its proposal to rewrite the rules of the Title X family planning program so it is once again a slush fund for abortion businesses, including Planned Parenthood. The proposed rule would mandate abortion referrals in direct violation of federal law known as the Weldon Amendment.

In October 2021, the Biden-Harris HHS rolled back President Trump’s Protect Life Rule, rewriting the rules of the Title X family planning program to funnel taxpayer dollars to abortion businesses.

In March, President Biden signed into law the largest expansion of taxpayer-funded abortion since Obamacare. Unlike prior COVID-19 relief bills, the “American Rescue Plan” broke with more than four decades of bipartisan consensus by failing to include Hyde Amendment protections.

THE BIDEN-HARRIS ADMIN IS ATTEMPTING TO:

Suppress & Eliminate the Rights of Pro-life Americans and Coerce Pro-life Medical Personnel into Participating in Abortion

The Biden-Harris administration wants to coerce American doctors and nurses to participate in performing abortions, forcing people against their will to be complicit in the killing of unborn children. Under the guise of empowering women through “reproductive freedom” and so-called rights, they want to suppress the rights of Americans who object to abortion.

Their primary goals in this area include eliminating the HHS Office for Civil Rights, reviving the ERA, which includes a “right” to abortion, by rescinding DOJ’s legal opinion that the ERA is dead & issuing new opinion, and eliminating the State Department’s commission on unalienable rights.

In February 2021, the Biden-Harris administration issued a Statement of Administration Policy in support of the Equality Act, legislation which, if passed, would allow the unified pro-abortion government to codify a so-called “right” to abortion in law. In addition, Democrats want to ratify the years-long expired Equal Rights Amendment and add it to the Constitution, which would wipe out pro-life legal gains on the state and federal level indefinitely.

In March 2021, House Democrats voted to remove the ERA deadline. SBA Pro-Life America denounced the vote and announced that votes on the legislation would be scored and double-weighted in each member’s profile on the National Pro-life Scorecard.

In January 2022, pro-abortion House Democrats backed by President Biden introduced a resolution advocating the immediate insertion of the Equal Rights Amendment into the U.S. Constitution, despite the expiration of the ratification deadline decades ago.

Executive action undertaken by the Trump-Pence administration strengthened enforcement of federal laws protecting the rights of health care personnel. They also provided long-awaited relief for the Little Sisters of the Poor and others after the Obama-Biden administration tried to force them to provide abortion-inducing drugs in health insurance plans. The Biden administration is expected to dismantle these conscience protections at any time.

THE BIDEN-HARRIS ADMIN IS ATTEMPTING TO:

Expand Extreme Abortion Policies that Most Americans Reject

The radical abortion lobby will expand brutal late-term abortions performed past the point when science shows babies can feel pain, and even allow babies to be left to die after failed abortions.

But that’s not all. The profit-seeking abortion industry wants to erase medical safety standards on the abortion pill Mifeprex – and promote dangerous chemical abortions that put women at risk of heavy bleeding, severe infection, and sometimes death.

President Biden’s allies in Congress have refused to bring the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act up for a vote in either chamber after the president famously dodged questions on this popular legislation throughout the campaign.

The United States is one of only seven countries, including China and North Korea, to allow abortion on demand beyond five months – a point by which research shows babies feel pain.

Americans Overwhelmingly Oppose Abortion After 5 Months

A May, 2019 Harvard CAPS/Harris poll found 29% of voters believe abortion should only be permitted up until the first trimester of pregnancy. 17% said it should be allowed until the second trimester. Only 8% said abortions should be permitted up until the third trimester, and 6 percent said the procedure should be allowed up until the birth of the child.

Americans Support Legislation like the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

64% of voters – women in higher numbers than men – support legislation to limit abortions after five months. This includes 78% of millennial voters, 67% of women voters, 70% of African American voters, and 57% of Hispanic voters.

The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act has been repeatedly blocked by Speaker Pelosi and Leader Schumer. To circumvent this, pro-life Republicans have filed a discharge petition to force a vote in the House. Only five Democrats need to break with their party’s extremism to reach the 218-signature threshold that triggers a vote.

Majority of Americans Agree: Ban Born-Alive Abortions

77 percent of voters support legislation to ensure that a baby who survives a failed abortion be given the same medical treatment as any other baby born prematurely at the same age (55 percent strongly support). Only 9 percent of voters oppose the legislation (5 percent strongly oppose).

Chemical abortion, sometimes called “the abortion pill” (RU-486 or Mifeprex), is a two-drug regimen taken up to 70 days (10 weeks) or even later into pregnancy and causes the death of the unborn child. The first drug blocks the natural hormone progesterone, starving the developing baby of nutrients, while the second drug induces labor to expel the baby from the womb.

With flagrant disregard for the health and safety of American women and girls, in April 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it will not enforce longstanding safety precautions that require doctors to dispense abortion-inducing drugs at an in-person visit. This decision illustrates how pro-abortion activists have exploited the COVID-19 pandemic, working to eliminate safety precautions in order to expand abortion drugs through telehealth.

Then, in December 2021, the Biden administration moved to weaken longstanding federal safety regulations against mail-order abortion drugs designed to protect women from serious health risks and potential abuse. The Biden administration policy allows for dangerous at-home, do-it-yourself abortions without necessary medical oversight.

In May 2021 during a House Energy and Commerce Committee, Health Subcommittee hearing, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra denied multiple times that U.S. law bans the particularly brutal abortion procedure known as partial-birth abortion.

The Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 defines partial-birth abortion as “an abortion in which a physician deliberately and intentionally vaginally delivers a living, unborn child’s body until either the entire baby’s head is outside the body of the mother, or any part of the baby’s trunk past the navel is outside the body of the mother and only the head remains inside the womb, for the purpose of performing an overt act (usually the puncturing of the back of the child’s skull and removing the baby’s brains) that the person knows will kill the partially delivered infant.”

In 2003, then-Rep. Becerra voted against the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act. In a partial-birth abortion the child is delivered into the birth canal up to its shoulders and then killed through vacuuming out its brain and crushing its skull. Despite Becerra’s vote in opposition, the bill passed in 2003 and went on to be upheld by the Supreme Court in Gonzales v. Carhart in 2007.

In June 2021, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki refused to answer a reporter’s question, “Does the president [Biden] believe that a 15-week-old unborn baby is a human being?”

Earlier in June 2021, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi similarly dodged a question about the humanity of unborn children at 15 weeks:

In August 2021, Pelosi’s Democrats introduced the the John Lewis Voting Rights Act (H.R. 4), a measure that would federalize election laws and restrict states’ rights to enforce measures that strengthen the integrity of America’s free and fair election process. H.R. 4 would institute a process known as preclearance, which would require states to receive approval from the U. S. Department of Justice for any updates or reforms to their own election laws.

The bill jeopardizes the integrity of elections and undermines institutions that Americans count on to elect leaders, and especially pro-life leaders. Elections are largely facilitated by the states, each with different laws passed by its state legislature to govern its electoral process. H.R. 4 would impose a federal takeover of elections and apply radical, unconstitutional, and authoritarian requirements on the states. Furthermore, it would likely make it easier to commit election fraud by eliminating commonsense, popular measures such as voter I.D., while encouraging spurious litigation from activist groups that would trigger mandatory reviews based on a facially partisan framework.

SBA Pro-Life America exists to elect pro-life lawmakers and to enact pro-life policies and laws. H.R. 4 directly targets our mission and the cause for which pro-life Americans care so deeply. SBA Pro-Life America announced it will score against votes related to H.R. 4.

In September 2021, the Biden administration announced plans to sue Texas over its law protecting unborn babies when their heartbeat can be detected. In addition, the Department of Justice stated it was considering using federal facilities in the state to perform abortions and potentially stripping Texas of federal funding.

Texas’ Heartbeat Act reflects clear science showing the humanity of unborn children, including a beating heart by six weeks. The law has been saving lives every day it remains in effect. Texas is further leading in compassion for women and families with its $100 million Alternatives to Abortion state program and ten times as many pro-life pregnancy centers as abortion facilities.

THE BIDEN-HARRIS ADMIN IS:

Appointing the Most Pro-Abortion Cabinet in U.S. History

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ acute advocacy of abortion extends to their cabinet picks – complete support for abortion on demand will be required to gain a seat at their table.

Pro-abortion activists Biden has already nominated include Xavier Becerra for HHS secretary, Neera Tanden to lead the OMB, and Pete Buttigieg for Secretary of Transportation.

In March 2021 Xavier Becerra was confirmed to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). When President-elect Biden announced in December 2020 that he would nominate Xavier Becerra to lead HHS, Big Abortion groups swiftly responded to the news, praising Biden’s pick. Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion business said “Mr. Becerra has been a decades-long champion for health care for all, including sexual and reproductive health care access.” NARAL praised the pick saying, “Becerra is committed to safeguarding and advancing reproductive freedom.” Similarly, the Population Connection Action Fund (formerly Zero Population Growth) responded: “Xavier Becerra is a reproductive rights champion.”

Supports Late-Term Abortions When Viable Babies Can Feel Pain

Rep. Becerra voted both in 2013 and 2015 against legislation that would ban abortion at 5 months into pregnancy when an unborn child can feel excruciating pain.

Supports Barbaric Abortion Procedures & Infanticide

In 2003, then-Rep. Becerra voted against the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act. In a partial-birth abortion the child is delivered into the birth canal up to its shoulders and then killed through vacuuming out its brain and crushing its skull. Despite Becerra’s vote in opposition, the bill passed in 2003 and went on to be upheld by the Supreme Court in Gonzales v. Carhart in 2007.

In 2015, then-Rep. Becerra voted against HR 3504 The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act protecting children born alive during an abortion.

Born-alive abortions DO happen. Statistics on babies born alive during abortion attempts are incomplete, however, of the states that include born-alive statistics in their abortion reporting, we know that in just three states between 2015 – 2018, 47 children were born alive during an abortion attempt: Arizona (10), Florida (21), and Minnesota (16).

77% of voters support legislation to ensure that a baby who survives a failed abortion be given the same medical treatment as any other baby born prematurely at the same age (55% strongly support).

Wants to Force Taxpayers to Pay for Abortions

In 1993 during his first term in Congress, Becerra voted against the Hyde Amendment to the LHHS Appropriations Bill (H.Amdt.185 to H.R.2518). The Hyde Amendment has been passed with bipartisan support every year since 1976 and ensures that federal tax dollars under Medicare cannot be used to pay for abortions.

As a U.S. Representative, Becerra voted not once but three times against the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act in 2011, 2014, and 2015. The act would codify Hyde Amendment protections, making them permanent.

In 2016, then-Rep. Becerra voted for an amendment to strike Hyde-type the rider in HR 5485 FY 2017 FSGG appropriations bill which prohibits Federal coverage of abortion the FEHB program.

As California Attorney General, Becerra led a a multistate amicus brief against the Trump-Pence administration’s Protect Life Rule, suing the federal government to restore approximately $60 million in taxpayer funds each year to the billion dollar abortion-giant Planned Parenthood. The suit ultimately lost in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

In February 2021, President Biden’s nominee for Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

Wants to Force Taxpayers to Pay for Abortions

In 2017, Buttigieg signed a letter proclaiming his full support for Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion business in the nation.1 Buttigieg lists repealing the Hyde Amendment as a goal directly on his campaign website.2 The Hyde Amendment is the measure ensuring Medicaid tax dollars cannot be used to pay for abortions, and that is estimated to have saved more than 2 million lives from abortion since 1976.3 Buttigieg confirmed his support for repealing the Hyde Amendment at an MSNBC town hall on June 3, 2019.4

Supports Extreme Late-Term Abortions

During a May, 2019 town hall hosted by Fox News, Pete Buttigieg said the government “has no place in discussing limits on abortions.” When asked if he supported limits on abortion at any point in pregnancy, Buttigieg responded that he trusts women to draw the line.5

When asked to respond to criticism of his support for late-term abortions, Buttigieg claimed answers on abortion  are “not knowable in a traditional sense.”6

Refuses to Protect Born-Alive Abortion Survivors

Even though the majority of Americans (77%) support legislation to ensure that a baby who survives a failed abortion be given the same medical treatment as any other baby born prematurely at the same age (55 percent strongly support), Buttigieg will not give a straight answer7 when asked if he would support such legislation. Only 9 percent of voters oppose the legislation (5 percent strongly oppose).8

In November 2020, President-elect Biden announced that he would nominate Tanden for director of the Office of Management and Budget.

Opposes Commonsense Limits on Abortion

In 2018 Tanden indicated she supports late-term abortions after 5 months — a point by which science shows unborn children feel pain — when a majority of Americans agree abortions should not be permitted.9

In 2016 Tanden praised the Supreme Court’s ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt which struck down a Texas law designed to provide equal protection for the health and safety of women in abortion clinics operating in the state.10

Supports the Big Abortion Industry

In 2015 Tanden falsely referred to efforts to defund the nation’s largest abortion business, Planned Parenthood, as “partisan attacks on women’s access to critical health services.” She also lied about undercover footage from the Center for Medical Progress showing high-level Planned Parenthood staff discussing the harvest and sale of baby body parts, falsely labeling them “doctored videos released by anti-abortion extremists.”11

In 2018 Tanden praised Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion business (which kills more than 320,000 unborn children each year), saying “She has fought tirelessly to improve women’s access to abortion.”12 In 2020 Tanden praised Ilyse Hogue, president of pro-abortion lobby group NARAL, saying of Hogue, she “isn’t just a leader of the reproductive rights movement. She’s a leader of the progressive cause.”13

At her March 2021 hearing for deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget, Shalanda Young characterized efforts to repeal the Hyde Amendment and force taxpayers to fund abortion on demand as “economic and racial justice,” ignoring the devastating toll of abortion on black communities where the abortion rate is four times higher than that of their white counterparts.

Young was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 23, 2021. Young was subsequently promoted to acting director of the OMB. On November 24, Biden announced he would nominate Young as OMB director.

The abortion lobby cheered the nominations of Antony Blinken for secretary of state and Linda Thomas-Greenfield as ambassador to the U.N. In a press release, Planned Parenthood Action Fund wrote, “We must end the global gag rule and its chilling effects, restore funding for the UN Population Fund… and so much more. Antony Blinken and Linda Thomas-Greenfield have deep foreign policy experience and their work will be critical to championing sexual and reproductive health and rights around the world.” Blinken was confirmed in January 2021, and Thomas-Greenfield in February.

Promoting Abortion on the World’s Stage

In a statement released just two days after he was confirmed as Secretary of State, Blinken declared his support for Biden’s executive order repealing the Trump administration’s Global Protect Life policy – forcing American taxpayers to fund groups that promote abortion overseas.

In the same statement, he announced that the State Department will send $32.5 million in taxpayer dollars to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), abandon the Geneva Consensus, and reengage with the U.N. Human Rights Council, which just elected China to its Commission on the Status of Women, despite the country’s numerous human rights violations, including forced abortions and forced sterilizations.

The abortion lobby cheered the nominations of Antony Blinken for secretary of state and Linda Thomas-Greenfield as ambassador to the U.N. In a press release, Planned Parenthood Action Fund wrote, “We must end the global gag rule and its chilling effects, restore funding for the UN Population Fund… and so much more. Antony Blinken and Linda Thomas-Greenfield have deep foreign policy experience and their work will be critical to championing sexual and reproductive health and rights around the world.” Blinken was confirmed in January 2021, and Thomas-Greenfield in February.

Promoting Abortion on the World’s Stage

In her confirmation hearing, Thomas-Greenfield committed to re-funding UNFPA and stated that it is “personally a priority” for her “be a leader” in expanding “reproductive health services.”

 

In November 2021, President Biden nominated Dr. Robert Califf to serve as commissioner for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Califf had previously served as commissioner under Barack Obama, being confirmed in February, 2016.

Under Califf’s leadership during the Obama Administration, the FDA significantly undermined the reporting and safety requirements on medication abortion, also known as chemical abortion. Califf’s decision demonstrated his commitment to putting the abortion lobby’s extreme agenda ahead of women’s safety and the lives of unborn children.

The FDA applies Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) to drugs with serious safety concerns “to help ensure the benefits of the medication outweigh its risks.” Until 2016, the REMS for chemical abortion required the reporting of severe, life-threatening, and fatal adverse events. However under the direction of Califf, this requirement was altered to require that only fatal adverse events be reported. Califf approved this change despite thousands of adverse event reports already having been submitted to the FDA under the REMS.

In January 2022, a coalition of nearly fifty pro-life groups spearheaded by SBA Pro-Life America sent a letter to the U.S. Senate urging members to oppose the nomination of Dr. Robert Califf for  commissioner. SBA Pro-Life America also announced that it will score against Califf should his nomination advance to the full Senate.

THE BIDEN-HARRIS ADMIN IS ATTEMPTING TO:

Change Foundational American Institutions to Expand Abortion

From expanding the Supreme Court to a federal takeover of state elections, there is no rule Democrats won’t violate or rewrite to impose their abortion agenda before the 2022 midterm elections, no matter the collateral damage to our nation.

In March 2022, fulfilling his campaign promise to only appoint justices who support the Roe v. Wade regime of abortion on demand up to birth, without limits of any kind, President Biden nominated Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the Supreme Court.

In 2001, in McGuire v. Reilly, Jackson co-authored an amicus brief supporting a Massachusetts law that created a floating “buffer zone” to prevent pro-life sidewalk counselors from approaching to speak with women outside of abortion facilities. Jackson’s clients included NARAL, the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts, the League of Women Voters, and the Abortion Access Project of Massachusetts. NARAL and the pro-abortion National Women’s Law Center strongly supported her nomination to the D.C. Circuit.

Massachusetts sidewalk counselor Eleanor McCullen was invited to share testimony at the hearing, where she said: “I was deeply saddened to find out that Judge Jackson advocated in favor of Massachusetts’ “buffer zone” law on behalf of abortion clinics. In her brief, she and her colleagues maligned pro-life sidewalk counselors, characterizing us in ugly and false ways… I would ask Judge Jackson that if she is confirmed to the Supreme Court of the United States she will choose to uphold all Americans’ First Amendment freedoms.”

President Biden supports Chuck Schumer’s efforts to dismantle the legislative filibuster after decades of claiming the opposite stance. Keeping the filibuster is all that prevents the Biden-Harris White House and unified pro-abortion government from accomplishing the worst of their agenda – packing the Supreme Court with pro-abortion justices, forcing taxpayers to fund abortion on demand, making D.C. a state to add two pro-abortion senators, and seizing control of elections.

The U.S. election system is facing an unprecedented credibility crisis after election laws were altered during COVID-19. The “For the People Act” (H.R.1/S.1) would expand and cement these alterations – resulting in a federal takeover of elections in all 50 states, preventing states from implementing popular safeguards supported by voters of all stripes, inserting partisanship in the Federal Elections Commission, forcing pro-life voters to fund pro-abortion candidates, and more.

The Biden-Harris White House “strongly supports” pro-abortion Democrats’ efforts to enact H.R. 51. Passed by the House on April 22, the legislation would make the District of Columbia a state. Removing D.C. from federal jurisdiction would lead to an increase of as many as 1,400-1,500 taxpayer-funded abortions per year and is a political move to add two seats to the Senate to block pro-life legislation.

On April 9, President Biden announced a commission stacked with pro-abortion ideologues to “study” the idea of altering the Court. Days later, his allies in Congress introduced legislation in both chambers to expand the size of the Supreme Court from nine to 13.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg opposed expanding the size of the Supreme Court, stating, “If anything would make the court look partisan, it would be that — one side saying, ‘When we’re in power, we’re going to enlarge the number of judges, so we would have more people who would vote the way we want them to.’”

Justice Stephen Breyer

Current Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer gave recent remarks saying, “It is wrong to think of the Court as another political institution. And it is doubly wrong to think of its members as junior league politicians…Structural alteration motivated by the perception of political influence can only feed that perception, further eroding that trust.”