(Jan. 19, 2024)  The day before the annual March for Life in Washington, House Republicans gave more substance to the cause by passing a bill to boost pregnancy resource centers.

On a party-line ballot, 214 Republicans outvoted 208 Democrats to pass H.R. 6918, the Supporting Pregnant and Parenting Women and Families Act, by Rep. Michele Fischbach (R-MN). The bill would block President Joe Biden’s administration from rule-making that would keep states from using welfare funds for the resource centers.

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The opposition by Biden and the Democrats to pregnancy resource centers is bizarre, radical, and unconscionable. Those centers provide important goods and services such as diapers, prenatal vitamins, parenting classes, transportation, and health-care counseling to expectant mothers. Yet because they do not promote abortions, the national Democratic Party has engaged in a virtual jihad against them. The Biden-Democratic position essentially is that nothing counts as pregnancy-related care unless it encourages serious consideration of abortion.

Democrats, therefore, support federal funding for Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider. Thus, organizations get money through other programs not generally associated with welfare to help mothers stop being mothers, but, under the Biden rule, organizations would not get money to help mothers prepare for healthy childbirth.

Seriously, that’s the Biden position. It is also the unanimous position of House Democrats….

And now every House Democrat has voted to restrict funds for prenatal care, too. Every. Single. Democrat. What is wrong with these people? Why don’t they want to help babies be born?

There is a vast difference between wanting some or most abortions to be legal and, on the other hand, treating abortion as a desirable outcome while discouraging healthy pregnancies altogether. Today’s House Democrats take the second approach. In no moral universe is this acceptable…. [This is really important, and it really shouldn’t depend on one’s position on abortion. For the rest of this column, please follow this link.]

 

 

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