Leading up to the 2020 election, “pro-life” NeverTrumpers such as Mona Charen attempted to justify their endorsement of a pro-abortion candidate like Vice President Joe Biden with think pieces claiming voting for a pro-life president would not “lead to dramatic changes in abortion law.” Now that NeverTrumpers’ preferred candidate is president-elect, he’s allowing abortion giant Planned Parenthood to pick “key position” appointments in “the White House, the administration, and various federal agencies.”
In a recent interview with Newsweek, Alexis McGill Johnson, president of Planned Parenthood, bragged about the anti-abortion organization’s leverage, claiming that after raising “a record-breaking amount of cash in the presidential race,” Planned Parenthood and pro-abortion “allies” have provided hundreds of personnel recommendations to the Biden-Harris transition team.
“We know that personnel is policy,” Johnson said. “So we’re making sure that those positions are filled with sexual and reproductive health champions.”
In addition to recommending people for cabinet or other bureaucratic positions, Johnson said that Planned Parenthood is lobbying for “an executive order on day one, within the first 100 days, that demonstrates the administration’s commitment to sexual and reproductive health care.”
While NeverTrumpers were warned that their efforts to support Biden would drastically hurt the pro-life movement, they did not listen and instead continued to write columns and campaign for Biden, brushing off his clear pro-abortion policy positions.
In October, NeverTrump website The Dispatch, one of Facebook’s “independent fact-checkers,” colluded with Facebook to label two advertisements from the pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List outlining Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’s views on late-term abortions as “partly false.” The Dispatch originally claimed that the rating was earned because Biden has not explicitly stated that he supports late-term abortions, even though he has repeatedly said he wants no restrictions on “a woman’s right to choose.”
Shortly after The Federalist noted the errors in the fact check, The Dispatch issued a statement claiming that their article was still in “draft form” and was accidentally published by the editorial staff, which also turned out to be misleading after it was revealed The Dispatch Twitter account retweeted the fact check article, which was posted to social media by the reporter three days before it was taken down.