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Biden directs additional funds to Texas abortion centers, launches new attacks on heartbeat law

The Biden administration took new steps last week to undercut Texas’ life-saving heartbeat law and to prop up abortion businesses amid a near-total abortion ban in the state.

Biden health secretary Xavier Becerra on Friday announced a “three-pronged Department-wide response” to the Texas Heartbeat Act, or SB 8, by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), following Joe Biden’s call for a “whole-of-government effort” against the law.

Becerra said that the HHS will direct additional funding to abortion centers in Texas, including through Every Body Texas, a nonprofit that administers federal “family planning” funds across the state. The funding is intended to respond to an “anticipated increase” in demand for “emergency contraception” abortifacient drugs, according to the HHS.

The department also unveiled plans to award up to $10 million in grants to abortion facilities that “can demonstrate a need resulting from an influx of clients as a result of SB 8,” as well as to centers in other states “with increased needs overall.”

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