Biden’s Values: Breakdown of the FY 2022 President’s Budget
President Joe Biden once said, “Don’t tell me what you value. Show me your budget and I’ll tell you what you value.” With his newly released $6 trillion spending proposal that removes the decades-old, bipartisanly supported Hyde Amendment, President Biden has shown the American people exactly what he values.
Breakdown of Biden’s Pro-Abortion Budget
Eliminates the Hyde Amendment (pg. 807) – which would allow taxpayer funding for abortion on demand through Medicaid, Medicare disability, and other programs funded under the Labor/Health & Human Services appropriations bill. Before the Hyde Amendment took effect in 1980, an estimated 300,000 abortions were performed annually using taxpayer funds. The Hyde Amendment has saved an estimated more than 2.4 million lives since it first became policy in 1976, and it routinely saves more than 60,000 lives in the United States every year.
Eliminates the Dornan Amendment (pg. 1272), which would allow the District of Columbia to fund abortions through its Medicaid program. When the Dornan amendment was last gutted in FY2010, D.C. funded 300 abortions through Medicaid.
Eliminates the Aderholt Amendment (pg. 188), which would lift the Federal ban on gestating gene-edited embryos, such as three-parent embryos.
19% increase in funding for the Title X family planning program by $53.521 million to $340 million from $286.479 million (pg. 438). Once the Biden administration finalizes its new Title X rules, this funding will serve as a slush fund for Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry. Biden promised on the campaign trail that the public option would cover abortion on demand.
Calls for making permanent the expanded Obamacare premium tax credits (which subsidize abortion coverage) under the American Rescue Plan Act, and the creation of a so-called “public option” for a government-run health insurance plan offered through the Obamacare exchanges. (pg. 24) Biden promised during his campaign that any public option would cover abortion on demand.
Increases the funding floor earmark for international family planning/reproductive health by $8.7 million to $583.7 million from $575 million (pg. 916). This is a slush fund for international pro-abortion organizations including International Planned Parenthood and Marie Stopes International, which can now receive these funds due to Biden’s rescission of Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance.
72% increase in funding for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) by $23.5 million to $56 million from $32.5 million (pg. 125 of State Dept request). The UNFPA promotes abortions around the world and supports China’s forced abortion and sterilization regime.
Eliminates conditions on U.S. funds to the UNFPA, including requirements that the UNFPA not fund abortions and that funds not be directly used for coercive abortion programs in China (pg. 916)
Adds a sweeping notwithstanding authority for funding “to promote gender equality” overseas, which would bypass the Helms Amendment and Siljander Amendments, to potentially allow taxpayer funding for abortion or abortion lobbying overseas. (pg. 916)
Replaces the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Fund with the ideologically rebranded, “Gender Equity and Equality Action Fund” (pg. 916), made further dangerous by the aforementioned notwithstanding authority for gender equality activities.
Eliminates the application of the Helms Amendment to the Complex Crises Fund (pg. 832), which could allow those funds to pay for abortions
Expands the HIV/AIDS Working Capital Fund (WCF) to include pharmaceuticals and other products for global health activities broadly, including contraceptive commodities, and via funds from non-U.S. Government donors, potentially abortion-related commodities (pg. 901).
Expands the notwithstanding authority for bypassing country prohibitions to include global health activities more broadly, including contraceptives (pg. 916).
Eliminates provisions removing time limitations on embryo storage for IVF procedures funded by the Department of Defense (pg. 329)
The Biden/Harris budget is radically out of touch with the American people on the issue of taxpayer support for abortion. The majority of Americans do not want their tax dollars funding abortion, yet the Biden/Harris administration removed the long-standing – since 1976 – Hyde protections against such a policy. Joe Biden once said, ‘Don’t tell me what you value. Show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value.’ Sadly, this administration does not value human life nor does it represent the wishes of mainstream America on such a critical issue.