Biden Ties Funding to ‘Necessary’ Abortions
Biden’s administration is now forcing hospitals that accept federal funding to perform “medically necessary” abortions.
From Washington Examiner. The Biden administration said Monday that hospitals must ensure patients can receive abortions when deemed medically necessary in emergency situations in spite of bans in many states on the procedure in most cases.
The Department of Health and Human Services said a federal law, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act, stipulates that physicians must perform an abortion in an emergency regardless of state law….
The announcement from HHS on Monday seeks to clarify for healthcare providers what care they are legally authorized to deliver under EMTALA and reconcile that with the patchwork of bans that are vague in their exceptions for instances when a mother’s life is in grave danger….
Under EMTALA, healthcare providers at hospitals that accept Medicare and Medicaid must provide emergency care regardless of the patient’s ability to afford it. It was initially intended to prevent patients in need of care from being turned away due to financial constraints. The Biden administration said the federal law trumps all state laws, including bans on life-or-health exceptions….
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(Excerpt from Washington Examiner. Photo Credit: Getty Images)
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