Biden Administration Wants To Make Sure Illegal Immigrants Can Get Abortions In America

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President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and the rest of the Biden administration support pro-legal-abortion policies — and reaffirmed it on Friday.

The administration already plans to reverse the Mexico City Policy to allow organizations that provide abortions in other countries to receive federal dollars. However, the administration also laid out some of its other abortion priorities in a statement on Friday, January 22. The statement came on the 48th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the federal Supreme Court decision that legalized elective abortion in the United States.

The statement, in part, reflects the new administration’s support for illegal immigrants having abortions in the United States, as well as its support for taxpayer-funded abortions in the United States.

Here it is:


Today marks the 48th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Roe v. Wade.  

In the past four years, reproductive health, including the right to choose, has been under relentless and extreme attack.  We are deeply committed to making sure everyone has access to care – including reproductive health care – regardless of income, race, zip code, health insurance status, or immigration status. 

The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to codifying Roe v. Wade and appointing judges that respect foundational precedents like Roe.  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.  This commitment extends to our critical work on health outcomes around the world. 

As the Biden-Harris Administration begins in this critical moment, now is the time to rededicate ourselves to ensuring that all individuals have access to the health care they need.


Before 2019, Biden generally opposed taxpayer-funded abortion and supported the Hyde Amendment. Now he says he wants to repeal it, which would allow women to use Medicaid to pay for abortions everywhere in the country. The Hyde Amendment prevents an estimated 50,000 abortions each year, according to National Review.

The National Right To Life Committee estimates that more than 62.5 million lives have been lost to abortion since Roe v. Wade.

The administration has not released any plans to reduce the number of abortions that occur in the United States.