House Republicans took action this week to stop President Joe Biden from using a public health emergency declaration to expand the killing of unborn babies in abortions.

Fox-TV 22 Bangor (Maine) reports a bill, sponsored by U.S. Rep. August Pfluger, R-Texas, would amend the National Emergencies Act to prohibit any president or secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services from declaring a national health emergency to promote or expand abortions. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, introduced similar legislation in the U.S. Senate earlier this month.

Pro-abortion activists and Democrat leaders have been putting pressure on the Biden administration to act and, in late January, HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra told Axios that his department is evaluating the possibility of an emergency declaration that would give the federal government more power to expand abortions across the country….

Biden administration leaders have expressed hesitancy about the emergency health declaration because it could run into legal trouble. Pro-life state leaders almost certainly would sue, and Mary Ziegler, a law professor who specializes in the abortion issue at the University of California Davis, said their lawsuits likely would succeed.

“It would be hard to imagine a federal court challenge to that … ending well for the administration, but by the same token, it might have some value in the short term,” Ziegler told Axios earlier this month….

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