Joe Biden wants to use this federal law to try and hide abortionists who violate state law

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

The pro-abortion lobby is pulling out all the stops to promote the murder of innocent babies.

And they have powerful allies in the White House and Congress who share their zeal for mass murder.

Now Joe Biden even wants to use this federal law to try and hide abortionists who violate state law.

The Biden administration’s effort to expand the protections of the decades old Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), to expand abortion-on-demand is under fire from Republicans and Pro-Life leaders.

Violating the Constitution to commit mass murder

Republicans and Pro-Life activists rightly point out the Biden administration is in clear danger of violating the Constitution, ironically violating both states’ rights and the 14th Amendment.

Meanwhile Democrats and the pro-abortion lobby say Biden is not going far enough.

At issue is the Department of Health and Human Services’ expected final rule later this year that would expand the protections of HIPAA to women who seek and/or obtain abortions, or those who provide abortions in states that have banned or restricted them.

It would stop state law enforcement officials from investigating these incidents.

This would be just one more action by the Biden administration to try and circumvent the Supreme Court’s Dobbs Decision, which ended Roe v. Wade a year ago.

But conservatives, including many Republican state Attorneys General, say taking this action on HIPAA would violate states’ rights as well as the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision.

Roger Severino, who served as the head of HHS’ Office for Civil Rights under former President Donald Trump said there is “absolutely” a potential for legal challenges.  

“I would imagine, at the very least, that a challenge would come from state Attorneys General, because the administration is interfering with their ability to enforce their own laws,” Severino said.

Politico reported, “Dozens of top Democrats in the House and Senate, meanwhile, say the draft rules are inadequate for a post-Roe environment in which Republican-controlled states are seeking to more aggressively target abortion providers and anyone who helps a patient circumvent state restrictions.”

The Biden administration has attempted to promote abortion-on-demand mainly through rulemaking and executive orders to try and work around the Supreme Court’s decision and state laws.

With no hope of passing pro-abortion legislation in a divided Congress it is the only way Biden can act to support his pro-abortion allies.

The proposed HIPAA expansion is one of the most aggressive steps the Biden administration has taken to expand abortion rights and end-run the Supreme Court and state law.

If the rule is enacted, it would bar health care providers and insurers from turning over information to state officials for the purpose of investigating or prosecuting someone who seeks or provides an abortion. 

HHS proposed the rules back in April and opened them for public comment through mid-June. 

Republican lawmakers, conservative advocacy groups, and Pro-Life leaders note the draft policy infringes on states’ Pro-Life laws.

The question now is, what will the House GOP do once the rules go into effect?

Pro-Life Press will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.