Joe Biden is reportedly considering declaring a nationwide public health emergency if the US Supreme Court overthrows Roe v. Wade this summer.
Such an order could potentially allow the Biden administration to welcome abortionists to practice at federally administered military bases in pro-life states, according to The Post Millennial. The idea is that unborn babies can continue to be aborted in abortion-prohibiting states and to protect abortionists from prosecution.
The New York Times first reported on the proposal. However, government officials expressed uncertainty about its legality and noted that they are exploring several options in response to Roe’s potential reversal.
Estimates vary, but experts predict that as many as 26 states would protect unborn babies by banning abortions if the Supreme Court terminated Roe.
In recent weeks, Biden and Kamala Harris have met with abortion activists, pro-abortion legal experts, and others to discuss ways to prevent unborn babies from being aborted in the US.
Here’s more from The Post Millennial:
According to the New York Times, some government suggestions are taking drastic action to allow these abortions in states that may prohibit them.
“Calling Mr. Biden to invite abortion doctors to work in federal enclaves, such as military bases, in states that criminalize abortion. Prosecutors don’t have jurisdiction in such zones, so the federal government handles crimes there, and it’s not always clear whether state criminal law laws apply,” the New York Times reported.
The plan has legal issues because a doctor in a state must be licensed to practice there. But some suggest Biden could circumvent that requirement through an emergency public health ordinance that would rely on a 2005 law that “protects physicians from legal liability for treating patients in a state where they are unlicensed,” according to the statement. The report.
Last week, a group of Democrats in the Senate sent Biden a letter recommending other ways to increase the number of executive-order abortions. Their ideas include providing taxpayer-funded vouchers and other resources for women traveling across state lines for an abortion ad creating a new “reproductive health ombudsman” at the Department of Health and Human Services to “educate the public.” aand analyze data on abortion.
Still, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre admitted on Thursday that the president couldn’t do much to increase abortion rates without Congressional approval, The Washington Examiner reports.
“The administration continues to explore every possible option in response to the expected decision of the Supreme Court,” Jean-Pierre said. However, “if the Supreme Court overthrows Roe, we need Congress to take action to reinstate Roe.”
Since Roe v. Wade in 1973, more than 63 million unborn babies and hundreds of mothers have died in supposedly “safe, legal” abortions. Politico reported on a leaked draft ruling in May that saw the Supreme Court overthrow Roe this summer; however, the design is not final.