Biden to order HHS to use Medicaid to pay expenses of women traveling to get abortions

Joe Biden is so hellbent on helping women murder their unborn babies that he is now planning a new executive order to compel HHS to use Medicaid to pay the expenses of women who are traveling to a pro-baby-murder state to murder their unborn babies.

This after Biden’s HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra said at the end of June that he was working on a plan to help women get abortions across state lines.



Here’s more via The Hill:

President Biden on Wednesday will sign an executive order directing the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to consider using Medicaid to pay for expenses for those who cross state lines to seek abortions.

The executive order will direct HHS “to consider action to advance access to reproductive healthcare services, including through Medicaid for patients who travel out of state for reproductive healthcare services,” according to a White House fact sheet released on Wednesday.

The executive order will be the second that Biden has signed since the conservative Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade, the landmark abortion ruling, in June. Biden has been under pressure to take more aggressive actions to support abortion access as various states move to restrict the procedure following the ruling.

A senior Biden administration official told reporters on a call that the action would require states where abortion is legal to apply for Section 1115 Medicaid waivers to provide services for women crossing state lines for abortions.

The White House did not specify what costs Medicaid could potentially cover. A senior administration official told The Hill that HHS would soon provide more information on what a waiver could look like, saying it would help “cover certain costs” and largely target low-income women who receive Medicaid.

The White House had previously been looking at potentially turning to Medicaid to cover travel costs for women crossing states lines to receive an abortion, after the Supreme Court draft ruling leaked in May.

Medicaid funds could not be used to pay for abortions themselves because the Hyde Amendment prohibits the use of federal funds to pay for most abortions.

Biden will sign the new order Wednesday afternoon at the first meeting of a reproductive health care access interagency task force set up by his previous executive order. Vice President Harris, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, Attorney General Merrick Garland and other administration officials are scheduled to attend.

Maybe they can’t pay for the abortions themselves, but I wouldn’t be shocked if they are working on a back door way to get Medicaid to pay for abortions that are called something else.

Even so, it’s morally wrong for the administration to use our taxpayer money to even pay the travel expenses for women seeking abortions.

But hey, Joe Biden is a devout Catholic who personally disagrees with abortion so I’m sure Jesus will overlook this executive order.

Comment Policy: Please read our comment policy before making a comment. In short, please be respectful of others and do not engage in personal attacks. Otherwise we will revoke your comment privileges.