November 11, 2021

Biden Admin's "National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality" to Promote Abortion

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The Biden administration has released its new strategy to promote abortion nationwide. According to the administration, the "National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality" is a “government-wide responsibility that that cuts across the work of the Biden-Harris Administration in both domestic and foreign affairs.” The administration says that it will be implemented by "every White House office and executive agency."

The plan will require executive agencies to “promote access to sexual and reproductive health and rights both at home and abroad,” and its language likens abortion to civil rights movements such as the abolition of slavery.

“From the Emancipation Proclamation, to the passage of the 19th Amendment, to the Voting Rights Act and the Civil Rights Act, to the fight for reproductive rights and marriage equality — and countless movements and victories before and since — America has been strengthened through the years by our tireless pursuit of greater equity for all,” the plan reads.

Among other things, the strategy says that the administration will push to end the Hyde Amendment, expand Title X funding of abortion, fund UN organizations that promote abortion globally, and codify a federal right to abortion.