President Joe Biden is set to reverse a Trump administration policy that prohibits U.S. funding for nongovernmental groups that perform or promote abortions.
Additionally, Biden’s administration will not limit a person’s sex to male or female as determined by biology.
Criticizing the Trump administration’s policy on abortion, Biden together with Vice President Kamala Harris said in a statement on the 48th anniversary of Roe v. Wade that: “In the past four years, reproductive health, including the right to choose, has been under relentless and extreme attack.”
“We are also committed to ensuring that we work to eliminate maternal and infant health disparities, increase access to contraception, and support families economically so that all parents can raise their families with dignity,” the statement continued.
According to ChristianHeadlines, the Biden administration will work to codify Roe v. Wade in federal law and will nominate judges who respect that “landmark decision.”
Biden in one of his first acts in office, signed an executive order to interpret sex discrimination in federal law to include sexual orientation and gender identity.
Christian media sources urge that the move could impact high school sports in the United States, the privacy of single-sex bathrooms, faith-based organizations that are government grantees or contractors, and whether employees may face retaliation for voicing “discriminatory” religious beliefs.
“When the law does not respect biological differences between men and women, it creates chaos and it hurts women and girls.” John Bursch, senior counsel at the Alliance Defending Freedom legal group, told CNA Jan. 21.
Ryan Anderson, a fellow at the Heritage Foundation, told CNA the order means, “Boys who identify as girls must be allowed to compete in the girls’ athletic competitions, men who identify as women must be allowed in women-only spaces, healthcare plans must pay for gender-transition procedures, and doctors and hospitals must perform them.”
“It spells the end of girls’ and women’s sports as we know them,” he said. “And, of course, no child should be told the lie that they’re ‘trapped in the wrong body,’ and adults should not pump them full of puberty-blocking drugs and cross-sex hormones,” added Anderson, author of the 2018 book When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment.