WASHINGTON, DC— Katie Glenn, Government Affairs Counsel at Americans United for Life, released the following comment regarding President Biden signing the $1.9 trillion Covid-19 economic relief package.

President Joe Biden is leading the most extreme pro-abortion agenda our nation has ever seen. The partisan COVID-19 bill he signed today is a gift to the abortion industry. This bill adds $50 million to the Title X family planning program, which funneled millions to Planned Parenthood during the Obama administration. The Trump administration’s enforcement of Congressional intent to keep abortion businesses out of the program is very likely to be rescinded by the Biden administration, meaning that Planned Parenthood could once again access those funds. Democrats also refused to apply the Hyde Amendment, which protects taxpayers from directly funding elective abortions, to a program called the “Provider Relief Fund,” leaving $8.5 billion that abortionists may benefit from. This bill makes it clear that Democrats think all Americans, through their tax dollars, should be forced to pay for elective abortions at home and abroad. 

Americans United for Life (AUL) is a nonprofit, public-interest law and policy organization that holds the distinction of being the first national pro-life organization in America—incorporated in 1971. It protects and defends human life from conception to natural death through vigorous legislative, judicial, and educational efforts.

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