Recent ruling by Joe Biden’s Equal Opportunity Employment Commission could spell the end for many small businesses

The Biden administration continues its all-out assault on small businesses.

They are using every dirty trick in the book to force their radical plans on the entire nation.

And this recent ruling by Joe Biden’s Equal Opportunity Employment Commission could spell the end for many small businesses.

Under the law, U.S. employers are obligated to accommodate workers’ pregnancies and now that also extends to abortions and the use of contraception. 

Perversion of the law to promote abortion-on-demand

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency that enforces workplace discrimination laws recently made the ruling based on a perversion of a bill passed by Congress.

At issue is the EEOC’s rule to implement the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, a law that Congress passed with bipartisan support in 2022.

But the bill was supposed to promote pregnancy, not killing.

The law requires employers to accommodate pregnant women by either altering job duties or giving time off to workers with “limitations related to … pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.”

The EEOC’s new rule, which was first proposed last year, perverts the intended meaning of the law to include both abortion and birth control.

And it has drawn sharp criticism from some Republicans and religious groups who rightfully say the law’s protections should not extend to workers who choose to have abortions or take birth control.

Further, they say that if it is going to include those items it must also allow religious employers to be exempt from such regulations.

A group of Congressional Republicans commented to the EEOC’s proposed rule that the lack of a religious exemption could be the basis of a serious legal challenge to the rule.

Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) went even further and said the EEOC exceeded its constitutional authority by adopting the new pro-abortion rule.

“The term ‘abortion’ is not once mentioned in the law,” Foxx said in a statement. “Instead of following congressional intent, the Biden administration is using the regulatory process to advance radical policy goals.”

Not really independent after all

While the EEOC’s five members are appointed by the President, the agency is supposed to function independently from the White House.

But as this new rue shows, the EEOC is doing Joe Biden’s bidding when it comes to promoting abortion-on-demand.

It is just one more part of the Biden administration’s full-blown assault on life, and religious freedom.

The 2022 law requires U.S. employers with 15 or more employees to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant workers. 

While pro-life groups, religious organizations, and many business groups oppose the new rule, leftist groups are celebrating.

A Better Balance, a leftist organization that advocates for so-called “work-life balance measures,” said the broad EEOC rule would remove various obstacles to women staying in the workforce when they are pregnant, after they give birth, or if they have an abortion.

“Today with these final rules, we have achieved a huge step forward for women’s economic security, maternal health, and the economy as a whole,” the group’s co-president, Dina Bakst, said in a statement.

But there is some good news.

In February, a Texas federal judge ruled that the pregnancy bias law was invalid because it was included in a $1.7 trillion government funding bill that was not properly passed.

The judge blocked the EEOC from enforcing the rule against the state in its role as an employer. 

And surprisingly, the EEOC said it would comply with the ruling and did not indicate whether it would appeal.

And now it’s time for other states to follow Texas’ lead and fight back against the assault on life.

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

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