The Biden administration has quietly recommended changing a federal rule so as to prevent states from distributing certain funds to pro-life pregnancy centers.
Life News reports that the proposed change pertains to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, through which states are provided with funds they can currently distribute to programs such as pregnancy centers.
In October, however, the Biden administration argued that the change would prevent states from being able to “to pay for activities with, at best, tenuous connections to any TANF purpose.”
Sickeningly, the government argued that one of the purposes for TANF is to “prevent and reduce the incidence of out-of-wedlock pregnancies,” as the Catholic News Agency reported.
The US Conference of Catholic Bishops has reacted by petitioning the Department of Health and Human Services to ensure that pro-life pregnancy centers, sometimes referred to as crisis pregnancy centers, are not unfairly restricted from TANF funds.
Pregnancy centers provide an array of vital services to pregnant women in need, such as counseling, provisions, and emotional support. These organization often give out free diapers, formula, clothing, parenting classes, babysitting, and many more vital services to support women who choose life for their babies.
They have, however, been the target of vandalism and even arson at the hands of pro-abortion activists in the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade last year. It is a disgrace the Biden administration would seek to prevent these life-saving centers from receiving public funds meant to help families in need, all the worse that they do so in the name of killing babies who are conceived in less-than-fortunate circumstances.