Justice Department’s ‘Reproductive Rights Task Force’ Leaves out Aid to Crisis Pregnancy Centers

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It won’t come as any surprise to find out that the Justice Department’s new Reproductive Rights Task Force doesn’t have much to do with reproductive rights. In fact, the whole thing appears to be yet another sham designed to preserve abortion and to ensure Planned Parenthood does not lose its favorite revenue stream.

The DOJ last Tuesday announced the creation of a brand-spanking-new task force to protect access to abortion after the Supreme Court handed down a ruling overturning Roe v. Wade. It was one of many steps the pro-abortion left is taking to mitigate the impact of the court’s decision.

The Reproductive Rights Task Force, according to the DOJ, will “monitor and evaluate” all “state and local legislation” that would prohibit women from traveling to other states to obtain abortions, outlaw FDA-approved abortion pills, or stop women from getting information on the “reproductive care” that should be available to them in states where abortion is legal.

This move comes after President Joe Biden signed an executive order requiring the DOJ to protect abortion rights. It also directed the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to make sure women experiencing miscarriages get emergency care regardless of the state in which they reside. It also expands access to free contraception.

But something is conspicuously absent from the Biden administration’s supposed mission to help mothers: protection for pro-life organizations like crisis pregnancy centers. It appears the White House doesn’t think it necessary to also support groups that provide an alternative to abortion. This is rather interesting, considering the swath of firebombings, vandalism, and violence that has been carried out against these organizations over the past two months.

What is also telling is the fact that the Justice Department has had a task force specifically intended to investigate violence against abortion providers for decades. “The National Task Force on Violence Against Reproductive Healthcare Providers, put in place during the 1990s, remains active to this day,” Live Action noted. “It serves as ‘a clearinghouse for information relating to acts of violence against abortion providers’ and makes regular security recommendations to ‘enhance the safety and protection of providers.’”

Since the attacks against pregnancy centers, churches, and other pro-life institutions began, the Biden administration has done very little to stop them. The FBI did announce it would be investigating these crimes weeks after they began, but so far, it appears they have not made much progress.

Of course, it is no shocker that a pro-abortion president with a pro-abortion administration would not consider the protection of these organizations to be much of a priority. But this just makes the situation even more precarious for volunteers working at these organizations. Pro-abortion activists, along with operatives aligned with domestic terrorist group Jane’s Revenge, do not appear to be stopping their antics anytime soon. It could be only a matter of time before they escalate to targeting actual human beings rather than brick and mortar.

But violence is not the only threat crisis pregnancy centers face. Democratic officials are already looking for ways to shut them down or impede their operations. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (MA) recently began sounding the call for legislative action against pro-life organizations. During a conversation with reporters, she said:

“Crisis pregnancy centers that are there to fool people looking for pregnancy termination help outnumber abortion clinics by 3-1. We need to shut them down all around the country.”

The senator has been calling for legislation against crisis pregnancy centers for months now. She and her fellow Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey even met in June to hammer out the details of a potential bill that would supposedly stop these organizations from using deceptive means to persuade mothers to keep their unborn children.

These attacks – both legal and physical – are probably not going to let up anytime soon. Now that Roe is a thing of the past, the pro-abortion crowd is intent on doing whatever they can to ensure that mothers can terminate their pregnancies. House Democrats passed two bills that would codify Roe into law. It will likely not pass in the Senate, but this is not stopping them from trying. Nevertheless, they still do not have the upper hand in this debate, and with Republicans poised to retake Congress, Democrats will have a hard time pushing their agenda.


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