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Planned Parenthood Funded Biden’s Campaign and Now They Want It Back

Jessica Nardi - 29 Dec 2020


President-elect Joe Biden sold his soul to the abortion industry long ago, and now that he’s headed for the highest office in the land, it’s time for him to pay up. 

Planned Parenthood spent $45 million on Biden’s presidential campaign, and Alexis McGill Johnson, president of Planned Parenthood, says she wants “…an implementation decree on day one, within the first 100 days, that demonstrates the government’s commitment to sexual and reproductive health care.” 

Her organization is calling on Biden to immediately abolish laws that prevent foreign organizations from using U.S. aid to pay for abortions and to reverse a rule that prevents organizations participating in the Title X program from committing or promoting abortions. Moreover, they support a policy agenda demanding the program increase from $280 million annually, to $954 million.

Planned Parenthood also wants Biden’s initial budget to allocate funds for a federal teen pregnancy grant focusing on sexual education (according to their views) and funding for Medicaid. 

“The budget is an important opportunity to show how this government would prioritize these programs, which have long been woefully underfunded,” said Jacqueline Ayers, Vice President of Government Relations and Public Policy for Planned Parenthood.

But these policies are just scratching the surface of Planned Parenthood’s agenda. Their most substantial goal is stacking the Biden-Harris administration with pro-abortion personnel. In fact, Johnson has indicated that most of their conversations with the president-elect’s transition team has centered on who he’s hiring.

“We know that personnel is politics,” Johnson said. “That’s why we make sure that these positions are filled with sexual and reproductive health champions.”

It’s clear that for the next four years, the White House is going to be inhabited with the an insidiously anti-life team, the likes of which we’ve never seen. Most notably, this could include California Attorney General Xavier Becerra–Biden’s pick for the head of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

In 2017, Becerra made headlines for suing the Trump administration after the president expanded the Affordable Care Act’s religious exemption for contraception to protect Little Sisters of the Poor from being forced into paying for something diametrically opposed to their views. He’s also known for voting against the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, and the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. This would have protected babies 20 weeks or older–when they are fully capable of feeling pain–from being aborted.

It’s breathtaking that views so fundamentally opposed to the dignity of the human person are welcome in any administration. At this point, our best bet to mitigate the damage of Biden’s presidency is to work to retain a pro-life majority in the U.S. Senate, to spend the next four years building up and fortifying the Pro-Life Generation to regain lost ground, and doing everything we can to protect life at the local levels. 

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