A majority of American voters are Christians and they are pro-life when it comes to abortion. But presidential candidate Joe Biden wants them to be forced to pay for abortions.
As the former senator from Delaware, Joe Biden has a long history of supporting abortion. But one of the few things on which he ever voted pro-life was taxpayer funding of abortions. There was a time when some abortion supporters would at least not force Americans to fund abortions with their tax dollars.
That has changed.
And now Biden is in league with every other Democratic candidate for president by virtue of supporting taxpayer funding of abortions and forcing Christians and pro-life Americans to have their hard-earned tax dollars used to fund an in the lives of babies before birth.
John McCormack writes today at National Review about Biden’s shift to a more extremist position: “In what may be his first major move to the left on policy as a 2020 presidential candidate, Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden has endorsed repealing the Hyde amendment, a measure that prohibits federal funding of abortion except in cases of rape, incest, or when the mother’s life is endangered.”
“It can’t stay,” Biden said of the Hyde amendment during an exchange with an ACLU activist earlier this month. The video of the exchange was posted by the ACLU on Twitter on May 8th but has drawn little attention since then (it was flagged by Washington Post reporter David Weigel on Sunday evening).
Our volunteer Nina asked Joe Biden whether, as president, he would lift the Hyde amendment, which bans federal insurance coverage of abortion.
— ACLU (@ACLU) May 8, 2019
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A few weeks before Biden launched his 2020 presidential campaign, his spokesman declined to tell the New York Times if he still opposed federal funding of elective abortions. Now we know.
The radical position forcing Americans to fund abortions may put Biden in good stead with liberals voting in Democrat primaries for president. But it will ostracize him even further with everday Americans who oppose abortion funding.
A January poll conducted by Marist University finds an overwhelming majority of Americans support restrictions on abortion and would like Roe v. Wade reinterpreted to allow restrictions on abortions. It also found that three-quarters (75 percent) of Americans oppose taxpayer funding of abortion abroad, fewer than two in 10 (19 percent) support such funding. Opposition to this funding includes most Republicans (94 percent) and independents (80 percent) and a majority of Democrats (56 percent).
By a double-digit margin, a majority of all Americans oppose any taxpayer funding of abortion (54 percent to 39 percent).