In Today’s Issue 💬
- Climate activists celebrate Biden canceling three major oil leases
- Senate Democrats fail to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act
- Some headlines to keep you in the loop
Climate activists celebrate Biden canceling three major oil leases
Background: Biden’s Interior Department confirmed that it would be canceling three oil and gas lease sales. The department said that it’s due to a “lack of industry interest in leasing in the area.” The other side blames environmentalists and regulations for creating conditions unfavorable for leasing.
Conflicting goals: Gas is still at all-time highs. Biden has expressed his willingness to increase production to lower prices but has also committed to transitioning away from fossil fuels for climate reasons. This was a win for the latter.
Regarding these major oil leases, the Biden Administration was unable or unwilling to create the conditions necessary for increased oil production. Read more about how Biden’s policies manufactured higher gas prices.
Senate Democrats fail to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act.
On Wednesday, Democrats failed to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act, legislation that would put abortion into federal law and ban states from restricting abortion. But it’s more than that.
The bill would guarantee late-term abortion. On paper, it just guarantees abortion access before 23 weeks. After that, the bill would assure the right to abortion if there is a “health” risk. The language is vague to allow “health” to be defined “to include mental, emotional or familial factors, a loophole that permits elective abortions, more or less, through all nine months of pregnancy.”
The bill also exempts itself from the Religious Freedom Restoration act. This would force health care providers of all faiths to provide abortions regardless of religious reasons.
50 Republicans and Sen. Joe Manchin opposed the bill.
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🗞 In the loop
🍼 Biden administration shipping "pallets" of baby formula to illegal migrants in U.S. holding facilities amid a nationwide shortage. Read more.
🚨 Biden urges the world to renew the COVID-19 fight. He ordered flags lowered to half-staff and warned against “complacency” around the globe. “This pandemic isn’t over.” Read more.
🧑⚖️ A U.S. appeals court ruled that California’s ban on the sale of semiautomatic weapons to adults under 21 is unconstitutional. Judge Ryan Nelson, who struck down the ruling, was appointed by President Trump. Read more.
🏠 Two-thirds of Americans live paycheck to paycheck as inflation continues to climb. Read more.
U.S. drug overdose deaths surpass 107,000 last year, another record. Read more.
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