WASHINGTON, May 31, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — Joe Biden released a proposed 2022 fiscal budget on Friday without the Hyde Amendment, opening the door to federal taxpayer funding of abortion.
The Hyde Amendment, first passed in 1976, is a measure attached to spending bills that prohibits federal funding for most abortions. The policy has been enacted every year for decades and is estimated to save around 60,000 babies annually.
Biden’s $6 trillion budget announced on Friday includes a $133 billion request from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) lacking Hyde protections, the Daily Wire reported. HHS is overseen by pro-abortion Biden nominee Xavier Beccera.
Joe Biden, a self-professed “Catholic,” previously supported the policy as a U.S. senator, before changing his stance in 2019 after pressure from abortion activists and Planned Parenthood.
“As recently as 2006, then-Senator Biden was on the record opposing tax funding of abortion, saying, ‘I do not vote for funding for abortion … I won’t support public funding,’” a recent letter signed by more than 60 pro-life advocates, including the Susan B. Anthony List, said. “Yet when on the presidential campaign trail in 2019, he flip-flopped to support abortion funding, directly contradicting his longstanding position.”
“For more than four decades, the Hyde family of pro-life policies has kept American taxpayers out of the abortion business, with the Hyde Amendment itself saving nearly 2.5 million lives,” Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said in a statement on Friday. “The Biden budget throws that longstanding, bipartisan consensus out the window to fulfill a campaign promise to the radical abortion lobby.” Dannenfelser noted that polling shows that the vast majority of Americans do not support taxpayer-funded abortion.
Archbishop Joseph Naumann, chairman of the pro-life committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USSCB) also reacted on Friday, saying that the proposed Biden budget would fund “despair and death.”
“Taxpayer-funded abortion represents a failure to serve women in their maternity by funding despair and death instead of hope and life,” he said. “No member of our great nation is weaker, more vulnerable, or less protected, than the child in the womb.”
The Biden Administration has incredibly given permission to U.S. embassies to fly the Black Lives Matter (BLM) flag alongside the American flag for the rest of the year.
This order is an outrageous and insulting affront to American identity and sovereignty, and must be rescinded immediately!
Please SIGN this petition to demand that U.S. embassies around the world fly the American flag ONLY!
According to a leaked memo, quoted below and published by Human Events News on Monday, U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken urged embassies to push Black Lives Matter messaging and authorized them to "hang BLM flags" "for calendar year 2021."
"As outlined below, Chiefs of Mission may decide to hang BLM flags, as appropriate and depending on local context. This cable constitutes a blanket written authorization for calendar year 2021 from the Under Secretary for Management (M) to display the BLM flag on the external-facing flagpole to any Chiefs of Mission."
"The Department supports the use of the term ‘Black Lives Matter’ in messaging content, speeches, and other diplomatic engagements with foreign audiences to advance racial equity and access to justice on May 25 and beyond. We encourage posts to focus on the need to eliminate systemic racism and its continued impact."
Of course, eliminating racism is a positive thing, but NOT by promoting the Black Lives Matter organization or movement which have been linked to the following radical actions and ideas:
- Violent protests and the general destabilization of our society
- Defunding of our police departments
- The overthrow of the nuclear family
- Perpetual marxist revolution
Only a miniscule proportion of the American population supports the radical ideology and actions of the BLM organization and movement. In fact, polling shows that a strong majority of Americans believe that "All Lives Matter," rather than just the lives of just one race of Americans.
The Biden Administration's promotion of this Leftist symbolism and ideology is both dangerous and deliberately misleading.
And, it is the worst kind of virtue signaling, as the message being sent to the rest of the world is: "Get on board with the radical, marxist and revolutionary ideology of the BLM organization and movement if you want a favorable response from the United States government."
This kind of cultural imperialism and coercion is downright insulting to our allies and partners abroad.
But, it also demonstrates how the current U.S. administration is beholden to the radical leftist element of the Democratic Party -- which is downright insulting to most average Americans.
Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition demanding that the U.S. Department of State rescind permission to fly the BLM flag at U.S. embassies around the world.
Then, please CONTACT the Department of State by email or by telephone, to politely, but firmly, demand that only the U.S. flag, and not the BLM flag, be flown at U.S. diplomatic installations.
The State Department may be contacted by email at this webpage: https://register.state.gov/contactus/contactusform
The Office of the Secretary of State may be contacted at this telephone number: 202-647-4000
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
'US embassies around the world fly Black Lives Matter flags with Biden’s backing' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/us-embassies-fly-black-lives-matter-flags-around-the-world-with-bidens-backing
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The Biden administration’s anti-life budget can be rejected by Congress, where Republicans and Democrats each control 50 Senate seats. Pro-life activists have expressed hopes that swing votes in the Senate may not approve the White House’s attempt to force Americans to pay for abortion, according to Catholic News Agency.
The COVID-19 relief package authorized by the Biden administration last month already has been flagged for hundreds of billions of dollars of spending that could be used to fund abortion.