In his freshman year, Biden is spreading pain and suffering around the world
WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 20 (C-Fam) In his first 12 months in office, President Joe Biden has been more aggressive on international social policy than Barack Obama or Bill Clinton.
Upon taking office, he began by rolling back the US ban on international funding of groups supporting abortion, known as the Mexico City Policy, which Donald Trump had extended to all global health funders. .
Biden also withdrew the United States from the Joint Geneva Declaration, in which more than 30 countries reaffirmed their commitment to improving global women's health while insisting that such efforts did not include abortion, which is not not a human right.
Biden dissolved the Commission on Inalienable Rights, which Trump Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had set up to study the methods used to politicize and distort human rights.
He replaced Trump's gender strategy with one that promotes abortion and LGBTQ rights.
Biden has fired life advocates from presidential commissions and hired pro-abortion representatives to head federal agencies, as seen in the appointment of pro-abortion lawyer Sarah Cleveland as the Department of Justice's legal counsel. state, the choice to position Geeta Rao Gupta to head the State Department's Office for Global Women's Issues, and the selection of Cathy Russel to head UNICEF, the UN agency for children.
Biden reinstated and increased funding for the UNFPA (UN Population Fund) becoming the first US president to contribute to his thematic fund, UNFPA Supplies, which distributes abortion treatments and equipment.
Biden backed the withdrawal of the Helms Amendment, prohibiting U.S. foreign aid from directly funding the promotion or performance of abortions, when this had to be done through a law passed by Congress. At the same time, his administration has shown a willingness to redefine the amendment to include exceptions. The Biden White House also released
a memo supporting legislation classifying abortion as a human right.
The Biden administration has indicated support for ratifying additional human rights treaties, and wants to use the legislation to prevent any future Republican president from reinstating the Mexico City policy.
The Biden administration has consistently worked to decriminalize prostitution, including the adoption of the term “sex work,” used by activists to legitimize the sale of sex as a job like any other.
She has established a Gender Policy Council to advance gender ideology around the world, and is her first step towards engaging with pro-abortion organizations on policy issues. It also restored the practice, initiated under the presidency of Barack Obama, of including abortion in the State Department's Report on Human Rights under the term “reproductive rights”.
Under the Trump administration, global support for sexual orientation and gender identity as categories of human rights has remained present in American politics, although its promotion has been less aggressive than under Barack Obama. Under Biden, Obama's former vice president, support for the LGBTQ agenda has taken the form of a whole-of-government approach to the mandate.
He has allocated $10 million to the "Global Solidarity Fund", whose mission is to allow the American government to blacklist foreign religious leaders who speak out in favor of the natural family and against homosexuality and gender ideology.
This fall, the Biden administration threw its weight behind supporting the inclusion of the terms “sexual orientation and gender identity” in a UN General Assembly resolution supporting equal elections. Although many countries expressed their outrage during oral interventions, they missed the adoption of the resolution by consensus.
Rebecca Oas, Ph.D.