Joe Biden’s White House is going forward at full speed to promote public acceptance of abortion on demand, even as the nation awaits the possibility of Roe v. Wade being overturned later this year. The Administration has created a task force to expand access to elective abortions.
The Department of Health and Human Services announced the creation of the Reproductive Healthcare Access Task Force on January 21. The group comprises “senior-level HHS officials” who have been chosen to coordinate work throughout HHS on “protecting and bolstering” access to abortion services.
The task force has been focused on “identifying and eliminating” any pro-life policies that are part of federal programs, promoting pro-abortion policies, and normalizing elective abortions.
The department also announced that $6.6 million in grants are being awarded to a group of public and private organizations that claim to be affected by pro-life legislation enacted by various states. Planned Parenthood is one of the recipient organizations of taxpayer-funded grants.
Assistant Secretary of Health Richard Levine, who dresses as a woman and calls himself Rachel Levine, said that the government must protect access to “reproductive health” across the country. Levine added that the new task force will eliminate “health disparities” and increase abortion availability in “underserved communities,” including the disabled, the young, people of color, and “LGBTQI+ people.”
Valerie Huber, who worked in the Trump Administration as a special representative for women’s health, said that the new task force is reliable with the Biden Administration’s attempt to use “every lever they can” to promote abortion on demand. She said that the White House is working to reinterpret or dismantle every long-standing federal law that positions them in the way of their desire to “derail real women’s health gains.”
She went on to say that the Administration is considering abortion as part of “primary care,” which usually concerns the treatment of injury and illness instead of an elective and marginal practice not available from most providers. She notes that the definitional shift is designed to compel all providers to perform abortions as an “essential health care service.”
The task force’s creation follows Biden’s repeal of the foreign policy that prohibits foreign aid paid for by taxpayers from going to organizations affiliated with abortion and the creation of the White House Gender Policy Council. That group promotes abortions in the US and internationally. Biden has also reversed President Trump’s direction that federal funding not be used to provide abortions through Title X.
The decision from the Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization is expected by the end of the court’s current term in June. Many observers believe that the case presents the most significant chance for Roe v. Wade to be overturned since that decision was imposed on the states in 1973.