Just when you thought Joe Biden’s immigration policies couldn’t get more inhumane or evil, well think again.
Pregnant women detained by Border Patrol officials will not be granted abortions paid for by American taxpayers.
In what is potentially a violation of the Hyde Amendment, taxpayer dollars will now be used to transport pregnant migrants to Democrat-led states that allow all access abortion up until the time of birth.
The head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement recently drafted a memorandum to the head of ICE detention operations instructing the office to ensure that illegal immigrants who are held at government facilities receive reproductive care, including abortions, according to a copy of the memo.
The move comes three weeks after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, rescinding the federal right to an abortion nationwide and instead leaving states to decide their laws on the issue. The change means states governed by Republicans will likely shift to stringent abortion policies, even outlawing the procedure at any point of pregnancy, while Democratic-led states are working to ensure abortion access.
Johnson’s memo is intended to prevent any legal problems for women detainees held in states that do not offer abortions. Because ICE uses local jails across the country in addition to its federal facilities, ICE preemptively gave its employees the green light to transport pregnant women in need of an abortion to a facility in a state that allows the procedure.
It is not clear how many women are in ICE detention at present or the extent that Johnson’s memo will be relevant, especially given the Biden administration’s instruction in 2021 that ICE officers avoid arresting and detaining illegal immigrants who are pregnant. Regardless of a person’s legal status, a child born in the United States is a U.S. citizen, a factor that could impact a woman’s decision to seek an abortion.
ICE’s long-standing health regulations maintain that its medical providers may provide abortions in only specific instances, including rape and incest.
Meanwhile, the Biden administration is on the hunt for any loophole which allows them to claim victory on the abortion issue. They’ve considered multiple routes to bypass the SCOTUS order, including erecting ad hoc abortion facilities on federal lands.
The evil of liberalism truly knows no bounds.
Author: Monica Hedren