Near the top of President Biden's priority list is funding abortion with your tax dollars. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is working overtime to repeal the Title X rule enacted under the Trump administration, which prevents federal family planning funds from going to abortion facilities. The rule cost Planned Parenthood $60 million. President Biden has also increased the Title X funding in his proposed budget for fiscal year 2022, which means there will be even more money available to subsidize abortion businesses. This is why elections matter; it's not just about whether someone sends mean tweets.
But Americans are speaking out. As part of the rulemaking process federal agencies must follow, proposed rules must be available for public comment, and the agency must address those comments before rules can be finalized. HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra's proposed rule, "Ensuring Access to Equitable, Affordable, Client-Centered, Quality Family Planning Services," has been open for public comment, and Family Research Council's grassroots activists -- that's you -- submitted nearly 10,000 comments that have been filed with HHS. There's a long list of problems in the proposed rule, which FRC's own comment points out. Among them, it would invite abortion businesses back into the program and drive out faith-based organizations, loosen rules on abortion lobbying, and illegally allow federal tax dollars to fund abortions.
There's still time to submit a comment here, but even if you miss out on this opportunity to submit a comment and push back against the Biden bureaucracy's radical agenda, don't worry. There will be plenty more opportunities to let the administration know what you think and believe on how laws should be enforced and regulated. You can sign up here to get updates about how you can respond. Join with Family Research Council to advance a culture of life, family, and freedom.