Atheist activists are imploring President Joe Biden to create an “oases of abortion care” amid other actions to solve the “national health emergency” they believe was spawned after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last month.
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The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), an atheist activist group based in Madison, Wisconsin, penned a July 25 letter to Biden in which they thanked the president for his recent executive order addressing abortion and detailed a plan to cement abortion as a “federally protected right.”
“Extremist anti-abortion activists around the country are hellbent on capitalizing on the demise of Roe, and are clamping down on reproductive rights in new and terrifying ways now that they know the U.S. Supreme Court will not stop them,” the letter reads. “We are already seeing a torrent of bad state
legislation all over the country and expect worse by next year.”
The FFRF asked Biden to take four key steps to address their abortion concerns.
First and foremost, the organization asked the government to create an “ombudsperson” within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service, presumably an officer in place to vet citizen complaints.
The FFRF then asked for clarifications on protecting “sensitive health and location data” that could potentially be used against women who cross state lines for abortions or order pills online.
The third action FFRF is seeking from Biden is allocating federal resources for people looking to get an abortion in another state. The letter specifically cites childcare and “travel vouchers” as two options of what could be provided at a federal level — sure to be controversial in light of government monies being allocated toward such services.
The fourth and final request mirrors some of the other proposals made by pro-choice activists and politicians. FFRF asked Biden to order VA hospitals and health care centers within states where abortion is curtailed to become “oases of abortion care.”
It’s unclear if such an idea will come to fruition, though this isn’t the first time such things have been proposed. Various pro-choice activists have come up with numerous proposals, including a floating abortion ship off the coast of southern states where abortion is restricted.
“There must be widespread, and widely understood, strong federal protections already in place to limit the damage done by state lawmakers aiming to impose their personal religious ideologies onto the private lives of other Americans and consequences that are life-altering and life-threatening,” the letter continues.
These steps come as pro-life Americans rejoice over the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe and the return of abortion laws to the states. It also comes as Christians — who believe the Bible speaks clearly about the value of all life, including the unborn — are increasingly under fire from pro-choice activists.
As Faithwire has reported, numerous pro-life centers and churches have been attacked in recent months.
Read the FFRF’s full letter to Biden here.
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