Pro-Abortion Joe Biden Leaves “Right to Life” Out of Declaration of Independence in Announcement Video

Opinion   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 25, 2019   |   4:12PM   |   Washington, DC

Pro-abortion presidential candidate Joe Biden cited the Declaration of Independence during his presidential announcement video. However he left the “Right to Life” out of the citation.

At the beginning of the video, the former vice president cited the initial famous words of the Declaration of Independence. However he omitted the part reading, “that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Everyone knows the Declaration begins: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” But Biden stopped short of the phrase pro-life Americans hang their hat on to support justification for the right to live for unborn babies.

He talked about upholding the dignity of people and stopping hate. But there is no greater hate today and snuffing out the lives of 61 million unborn babies.

Dave Andrusko of National Right to Life is not surprised because Biden is a longtime abortion apologist despite his Catholic background.

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“Biden has “evolved” on abortion. His earlier nod in a pro-life direction was supplanted by a vigorous shake-of-the-head agreement that abortion was a woman’s decision. Earlier there was a lot of public “wresting” with abortion in light of his Catholicism, but expediency carried the day over the staunchly pro-life position of the Catholic Church. Biden was one of the earliest Democrats to argue that he felt he couldn’t “impose” his personal views on anyone else which (as many have pointed out) eventually included himself,” Andrusko explained.

“Because of some of the early positions he took on abortion, the Abortion Establishment was leery. That has changed as Biden and the party have embraced abortion on demand,” he added.

In 2007, Biden made his approach on abortion crystal clear, indicating he would vote to defend and expand abortions at all times: “I will not vote to curtail a woman’s right to choose abortion.”

Biden has a strong pro-abortion voting record that goes back for many years, and he supported President Barack Obama’s leadership as the most pro-abortion president in U.S. history. What’s more, pro-abortion movement leaders say they “trust” Biden to protect abortion on demand. As the vice president, he supported the administration’s pro-abortion policies, including Obamacare, which forced religious employers to pay for drugs that may cause abortions.

From 2001 to 2008, Biden’s voting record on pro-life issues was close to zero, according to the National Right to Life Committee. In 2005, for example, he voted against the Mexico City Policy, which prohibits funding to overseas groups that promote and/or perform abortions. He also voted repeatedly to require that military service members’ abortions be covered by taxpayer dollars.