Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Andrew Clyde (GA-09) and 90 original cosponsors introduced the Protect the UNBORN (Undo the Negligent Biden Orders Right Now) Act to prohibit the implementation of and funding for President Biden’s pro-abortion Executive Orders.
“Congress cannot cowardly stand by as the leader of the free world wields his executive power to murder countless innocent unborn lives,” said Clyde. “In order to protect the precious unborn, we must block and defund the Biden Administration’s unconscionable, undemocratic, and unconstitutional Executive Orders. As an unapologetic defender of the unborn, I’m proud to introduce this legislation to prevent taxpayer dollars from funding the Left’s radical abortion agenda, preserve the integrity of our nation’s highest court, and protect the sanctity of human life.”
“The Dobbs decision was a major milestone in the fight for life, but it was only the first step in protecting the unborn. The next steps include pushing for new protections for life at both the state and federal level, but they also must include pushing back against Biden administration actions aimed at circumventing state laws that protect life. Rep. Clyde’s legislation that would block President Biden’s pro-abortion executive orders is a good start on that front, and it should garner the support of all pro-life conservatives.” - Jessica Anderson, Executive Director of Heritage Action
On July 13th, Rep. Clyde led 56 of his colleagues in sending a letter to President Biden urging he rescind Executive Order 14076 (Protecting Access to Reproductive Health Care), respect the Supreme Court’s decision, and refrain from taking additional action to undermine American voters.
Instead of protecting the sanctity of life and honoring both our democratic process and the integrity of our nation’s highest court, President Biden doubled down by issuing Executive Order 14079 (Securing Access to Reproductive Health Care). In response, Rep. Clyde led 90 of his colleagues in introducing legislation to block and defund both pro-abortion Executive Orders.
Original cosponsors include: Representatives Robert Aderholt (AL-04), Rick Allen (GA-12), Jodey Arrington (TX-19), Brian Babin (TX-36), Don Bacon (NE-02), Jim Baird (IN-04), Troy Balderson (OH-12), Jim Banks (IN-03), Jack Bergman (MI-01), Andy Biggs (AZ-05), Gus Bilirakis (FL-12), Dan Bishop (NC-09), Lauren Boebert (CO-03), Mike Bost (IL-12), Ken Buck (CO-04), Kat Cammack (FL-03), Buddy Carter (GA-01), Madison Cawthorn (NC-11), Ben Cline (VA-06), Michael Cloud (TX-27), Rick Crawford (AR-01), Warren Davidson (OH-08), Byron Donalds (FL-19), Jeff Duncan (SC-03), Jake Ellzey (TX-06), Ron Estes (KS-04), Randy Feenstra (IA-04), Michelle Fischbach (MN-07), Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03), Scott Franklin (FL-15), Matt Gaetz (FL-01), Bob Gibbs (OH-07), Louie Gohmert (TX-01), Bob Good (VA-05), Lance Gooden (TX-05), Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA-14), Glenn Grothman (WI-06), Michael Guest (MS-03), Andy Harris (MD-01), Vicky Hartzler (MO-04), Jody Hice (GA-10), Bill Huizenga (MI-02), Ronny Jackson (TX-13), Bill Johnson (OH-06), Dusty Johnson (SD-At Large), Mike Johnson (LA-04), Jim Jordan (OH-04), Fred Keller (PA-12), Mike Kelly (PA-16), Trent Kelly (MS-01), Doug LaMalfa (CA-01), Doug Lamborn (CO-05), Jake LaTurner (KS-02), Debbie Lesko (AZ-08), Billy Long (MO-07), Barry Loudermilk (GA-11), Tracey Mann (KS-01), Brian Mast (FL-18), Lisa McClain (MI-10), David McKinley (WV-01), Carol Miller (WV-03), Mary Miller (IL-15), John Moolenaar (MI-4), Alex Mooney (WV-02), Barry Moore (AL-02), Markwayne Mullin (OK-02), Greg Murphy (NC-03), Troy Nehls (TX-22), Ralph Norman (SC-05), Steven Palazzo (MS-04), August Pfluger (TX-11), Bill Posey (FL-08), Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14), John Rose (TN-06), Matt Rosendale (MT-At-large), Chip Roy (TX-21), Austin Scott (GA-08), Adrian Smith (NE-03), Jason Smith (MO-08), Pete Stauber (MN-08), Elise Stefanik (NY-21), Greg Steube (FL-17), Glenn Thompson (PA-15), William Timmons (SC-04), Jeff Van Drew (NJ-02), Mike Waltz (FL-06), Randy Weber (TX-14), Daniel Webster (FL-11), Brad Wenstrup (OH-02), and Roger Williams (TX-25).
Supporting organizations include: Catholic Vote, Family Research Council, and Heritage Action.
Text of the Protect the UNBORN Act can be found HERE.