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Ignoring Court Decisions, Biden Defiantly Advances His Pro-Abortion Agenda

Biden's radical abortion policy seeks to force ER doctors to perform abortions, undermining medical ethics.

In a striking display of overreach, the Biden administration persists in its radical approach to expand abortion access, blatantly ignoring both the conscience rights of medical professionals and the laws of pro-life states. This contentious policy, which attempts to compel emergency room doctors to perform abortions, blatantly conflicts with the moral and religious convictions of some of these doctors.

Despite clear rebukes from both a federal appeals court and the Supreme Court, the Biden administration remains defiant. The Supreme Court’s recent ruling temporarily halted Biden’s directive in Idaho, reinforcing a similar decision concerning Texas. This ongoing legal battle underscores the administration’s relentless push to transform emergency rooms into abortion centers, a move that stands in stark opposition to state laws aimed at protecting the unborn.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), acting under the Biden administration’s guidance, recently published guidelines in the federal register that would enact this pro-abortion policy. This move not only tramples on state rights but also blatantly disregards the ethical standards that govern medical practice.

Matt Bowman, Senior Counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom, has raised significant concerns over this policy. He emphasizes that forcing medical practitioners to perform abortions against their ethical and religious beliefs is not only unconstitutional but also detrimental to the integrity of the medical profession. The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), which Biden’s policy seeks to exploit, contains no provisions that mandate abortion, nor do existing conscience laws provide any exception for such coercion.

The core issue here extends beyond the debate over abortion rights; it delves into the fundamental principle of protecting medical practitioners’ rights to practice in accordance with their conscience and religious beliefs. Patients are best served by doctors and nurses who adhere to their oath to “do no harm,” a principle that the Biden administration’s policy threatens to undermine.

Last year’s lawsuit filed by the Justice Department against the state of Idaho aimed to weaken the state’s stringent abortion ban by alleging a conflict with EMTALA. However, the Supreme Court’s decision to temporarily block Biden’s policy in Idaho illustrates the administration’s misinterpretation of federal law as a tool to dilute state-enacted abortion restrictions.

This relentless push by the Biden administration represents more than just a political stance on abortion; it is a direct assault on the ethical backbone of the medical profession. It’s a concerning trend where the federal government seeks to impose its agenda at the expense of individual rights, a path that could have far-reaching implications for the sanctity of life and the freedom of conscience in America.

Jay Shepard

Jay Shepard

Jay is a Director of The American Center for Education and Knowledge, a 501-c3 non-profit committed to protecting the ideals of individual rights, freedom of will and personal responsibility while defending American exceptionalism. Jay was elected as the National Committeeman to the Republican National Committee for Vermont in both 2012, 2016 and 2020.