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Parade of Horrible Executive Actions Out of the Gate for the Biden-Harris Administration

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Here are just some of the disastrous executive actions taken by President Joe Biden during his first week in office where he has set a new record number of unilateral actions. Please join our email alerts to stay up to date on what you can do to stand for life, liberty, and freedom.

  1. Revoked the “Mexico City Policy” which does not allow foreign aid to be used to perform or promote abortion outside the United States. This literally translates into more babies lives lost to abortion. President Trump, on the other hand had expanded the policy, saving millions more than in the past.
  2. Called for the codification of Roe v. Wade, calling it a “foundational precedent” to which all judicial nominees should commit.
  3. Set in motion a review to repeal a President Trump Title X rule that demanded separation of abortion-related activities for facilities that receive federal funds. This is a most reasonable requirement, but Big Abortion’s tight grip on the Biden-Harris Administration demands that the rule be rescinded.
  4. He withdrew from the Geneva Consensus Declaration which declared that abortion is not an international human right and that abortion should never be promoted as a method of family planning, among other things. Simply put, the United States goes from a promoter of the sanctity of human life and protector of children to a promoter of population control through abortion.
  5. Restored the taxpayer funding of the United Nations Population Fund, the UN’s abortion and “family planning” agency which helped China carry out its draconian pro-abortion, anti-woman, government-controlled reproduction policies.
  6. Ordered a recommitment to the failed Obamacare policies of the past. Expect the harassment of religious institutions like the Little Sisters of the Poor to resume under the new administration.
  7. Revoked the executive order facilitating the purchase of health insurance across state lines and promoting healthy competition in healthcare markets.
  8. Strongly condemned the identification of the COVID-19 virus by the geographic location of its origin (i.e. China). Even as new evidence continues to point to the fact that that China was the place where it was first detected. There was no racism behind the naming of the Spanish Flu, but the anti-Trump narrative is what is driving White House policy, and the appearance must be kept alive.
  9. Expanded federal anti-discrimination law to include sexual orientation and gender identity, effectively erasing by executive edict, many of the protections for women and girls in federal civil rights law. This is something CWA has been fighting on behalf of women for years now.
  10. Reversed the ban on transgenders serving in the military, despite no compelling evidence that this would improve military readiness and performance. But only as part of the broad effort to give special rights to LGBTQ+ individuals.
  11. Revoked the ban on the promotion of the destructive and racist “critical race theory” in federal agencies.
  12. On the other hand, President Biden abolished the 1776 Commission, a wonderful, well-balance effort aimed at promoting patriotism in American education.
  13. Ordered the regulatory process be driven by the need to address “systemic racial inequality and the undeniable reality and accelerating threat of climate change.”
  14. Ended the commendable administrative PAYGO, which required the federal government to propose offsets for the costs of discretionary administrative actions, and other actions not required by a statute.
  15. Imposed by executive decree that it is a policy of the United States to encourage union organizing and collective bargaining.
  16. In that same vein, President Biden eliminates one of the most constructive advancements of the previous administration, in terms of advancing the federal workforce, a system of merit for federal employees, that promoted accountability and fruitful job performance.
  17. Forced face-mask-wearing on all federal property and in all federal buildings, as well as on all interstate transportation.
  18. He is also rejoining the World Health Organization (WHO), who has been implicated in the mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic and unethical coordination with Communist government in China.
  19. Is making climate-related challenges one of the number one focus of government, seeking “environmental justice” and demanding Americans “make better choices” in seeking jobs.
  20. That is why President Biden has also put a hold on any new oil and natural gas leases on public lands or in offshore waters.
  21. He has brought devastation to thousands of families by pulling the permit for the Keystone Pipeline.
  22. He also created a Climate Policy Office in the Executive Office of the President, that will have the same rank and authorities as the National Security Advisor—think about that. While also, creating a White House Environmental Justice Interagency Council.
  23. He is demanding federal agencies prioritize the “climate crisis” in their procurements and constructions with emphasis on sustaining and creating union jobs.
  24. Internationally, he rejoined the imbalanced Paris Climate Accord.
  25. Halted all deportations of illegal immigrants for 100 days.
  26. Stopped the construction of the southern border wall in contravention of current law. Also, terminating the declared national emergency there.
  27. He also ordered that the census-based apportionment of congressional districts include illegal aliens.

Nance on Harris VP Pick

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Penny Nance, President and CEO of Concerned Women for America LAC, issued the following statement on Joe Biden selecting Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate:

“As we’ve seen in past elections, a woman on the ticket does not assure the women’s vote. If Joe Biden truly believes in diversity and inclusion, he would have chosen a pro-life Democrat or a radical feminist who believes in basic biology.

“Kamala Harris’ track record on abortion is nothing short of extreme.While serving as the Attorney General of California, Harris sued pro-life activist David Daleiden who released videos of Planned Parenthood officials involved in the sale of baby body parts. In Congress, she supported radical legislation supporting unrestricted taxpayer funding of abortions. In addition, she has a 100% approval rating from NARAL for her pro-choice voting record and the endorsement of Emily’s List. Selecting Biden/Harris would be a horrific blow to the pro-life movement and the progress we have made these past four years on behalf of the intrinsic value of every human.”

Denny: Supreme Court Should Look to Transgender Sports Case in ‘Harris v. EEOC’

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CWA’s Vice President of Government Relations, Doreen Denny penned the following opinion piece published on CNSnews.com highlighting  Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC, arguing the definition of sex in federal civil rights law in the context of employment. Doreen argues that the Justices should consider DOJ’s recent conclusions about the impact of gender identity-based claims on women in a Connecticut sports case in their deliberations.

“The Supreme Court announced it will resume oral arguments by teleconference in May. Several high-profile cases are being decided and opinions in these cases are sure to break through the latest news of the coronavirus pandemic.

Among them is Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC, arguing the definition of sex in federal civil rights law in the context of employment. If the Court rules sex under Title VII includes “gender identity,” it would effectively rewrite federal law and invalidate policies and practices which treat men as male and women as female.

The Justices would do well to consider DOJ’s recent conclusions about the impact of gender identity-based claims on women in a Connecticut sports case in their deliberations in Harris.

Late last month, Attorney General William Barr signed a Statement of Interest in the federal case about the meaning of sex and equal opportunities in women’s sports. Three Connecticut high school female track athletes have been forced under state athletic association policy to compete against male runners identifying as girls.

Connecticut officials have rejected the concerns of female athletes, claiming federal law compels them to allow students to compete according to the gender with which they identify. Racing against males with built-in physical advantage, the female plaintiffs have lost opportunities to excel in their sport, including state and regional titles.

But, in a 13-page statement, the Department of Justice (DOJ) flatly rejects the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) claim that Title IX requires classifying transgender students according to their perceived gender, not their biological sex:

“Title IX and its implementing regulations prohibit discrimination solely ‘on the basis of sex,’ not on the basis of transgender status, and therefore neither require nor authorize CIAC’s transgender policy. To the contrary, CIAC’s construction of Title IX as requiring the participation of students on athletic teams that reflect their gender identity would turn the statute on its head.”

Barr’s statement offers multiple reasons why dismissing “on the basis of sex” as binary and immutable would be fallacy and should move us a step closer to protecting an equal playing field for every female student athlete in America:

  • Physiological differences between the sexes matter in protecting equal opportunity.”

Read Doreen’s Entire Piece Here: