There probably hasn’t been anyone as devoted to abortion as Joe Biden since Margaret Sanger founded Planned Parenthood on her eugenics beliefs and her documented racism, including her “Negro Project,” during which she objected to an increasing “class of human beings who never should have been born at all.”
The president’s proposed budget includes unprecedented efforts to force taxpayers to pay for abortions, because he would get rid of the Hyde Amendment which since 1976 has prevented tax money from going for abortions in Medicaid and other federal programs.
Further, his Health and Human Services secretary recently was warned in a letter from dozens of state attorneys general of a legal fight if the administration moves forward on its demand that taxpayers give money to abortionists.
The letter was signed by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, and he was joined by his counterparts from Alabama, Louisiana, Alaska, Mississippi, Arizona, Missouri, Arkansas, Montana, Florida, Nebraska, Georgia, Oklahoma, Idaho, South Carolina, Indiana, Tennessee, Kansas, Texas, Kentucky and West Virginia.
But one of Biden’s strategies to push abortion on the public has been stymied by the work of the American Center for Law and Justice.
Biden’s plan came up when a social worker at a Federally Qualified Health Center in an East Coast city was told he had to sign a document on “Reproductive Healthcare” in which he would promise to refer for abortions whenever the subject came up.
“It wasn’t optional: Sign this policy or find a new job,” the ACLJ explained.
It represented the worker, identified only as “Bill,” because the center’s mission is to provide healthcare for the homeless, but federal law protects the conscience rights of those who cannot counsel people to abortion businesses, the ACLJ reported.
“Because Bill concluded that even referring people for abortions would amount to him participating in a procedure that violates his Christian beliefs about the sanctity of human life, he knew he couldn’t sign the policy,” the ACLJ said.
The organization wrote to the agency.
“The letter pointed out that Bill’s right to opt-out of signing the ‘Reproductive Healthcare’ policy was protected by a mosaic of federal and state laws. For example, the so-called ‘Weldon Amendment’ is a federal law that prohibits recipients of federal grant money from discriminating against any employee on the basis that the employee does not refer for abortions. There’s also the ‘Church Amendment’ (ironically named for the senator who proposed it, and not the church) – a law enacted by a bipartisan majority of Congress in 1973 that, among other things, prohibits entities that take federal healthcare money from discriminating against individuals who object to participating in any part of an employer’s healthcare activity due to ‘religious beliefs or moral convictions,'” the organization reported.
Further, the ACLJ reported, there’s Title VII, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the anti-discrimination laws in Bill’s state that “would prohibit his employer from asking him to sign away – in advance – the right that those laws grant to all employees to request an accommodation of their religious beliefs, and the duty of employers to make a good faith effort to make a reasonable accommodation of those beliefs.”
“No employer is allowed to demand that you check your core religious and moral convictions at the office door as a condition of obtaining or holding on to a job,” the organization reported.
The result was that the employer had a lawyer review the challenge, and he agreed, so now “Bill is free to continue to care for the real needs of some of the neediest in our society without having to sign away his convictions about the sanctity of all human life,” the ACLJ reported.
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