The Biden administration is doing all it can regardless of legality to ensure that women in America can terminate their pregnancies with zero regard whatsoever for the unborn life.
In all reality, the cynical approach the Biden administration is taking to bypass the Supreme Court decision to end Roe v. Wade is not due to some benevolent feelings of wanting to help women in danger – -oh, no.
This is a political ploy to dig the Democrats out of a hole and get progressive leftists back on their side before the midterm elections. Plain and simple.
The Biden administration said Monday that hospitals must ensure patients can receive abortions when deemed medically necessary in emergency situations in spite of bans in many states on the procedure in most cases.
Biden and the Democrats simply cannot survive a setback as massive as the reversal of Roe v. Wade — not on their watch. So, demanding that hospitals bypass the SCOTUS order is merely another PR stunt to signal their fortitude to the left.
The Department of Health and Human Services said a federal law, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act, stipulates that physicians must perform an abortion in an emergency regardless of state law.
“Under the law, no matter where you live, women have the right to emergency care — including abortion care,” said HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra.
Let’s revisit some of Becerra’s most notable moments after the SCOTUS decision came down:
The Biden official once said the administration was considering erecting abortion tents on federal land to bypass the SCOTUS decision.
WATCH: Biden HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra says carving out federal lands for abortion is “on the table” pic.twitter.com/UBbSfBKu4k
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) June 27, 2022
Becerra also claimed the administration was looking into ways to use taxpayer money to provide women with interstate abortions, including paying for their transportation to Democrat-controlled states. He balked at the interview who dared question the legality of this proposal.
HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra is asked if it's legal to assist in providing transportation for out of state abortions:
"I would tell you if uhhh — you're recording, so I won't tell you."
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) June 27, 2022
The idea that women who are in incredible danger due to their inability to receive elected abortions is nothing but a media-tested scare tactic used to drum up hysteria before the midterms.
Any pregnant woman whose life is directly threatened for whatever reason by the unborn baby in her womb will certainly be granted an abortion procedure without question. The SCOTUS decision and the subsequent state laws banning the procedure involve voluntary abortions, not emergency medical treatment.
Under EMTALA, healthcare providers at hospitals that accept Medicare and Medicaid must provide emergency care regardless of the patient’s ability to afford it. It was initially intended to prevent patients in need of care from being turned away due to financial constraints. The Biden administration said the federal law trumps all state laws, including bans on life-or-health exceptions.
This announcement from Sec. Becerra comes after Biden publicly admitted to considering an emergency health declaration to supersede state’s rights on abortion procedures.
Author: Elizabeth Tierney