Joe Biden, the former vice president, is being portrayed as a moderate. But Biden is far from moderate on abortion and many other issues. As the Free Beacon described him, “Biden’s seeming moderation only reflects the standards of an increasingly radical Democratic Party.”
Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby made a similar observation, writing: “Biden may seem hopelessly accommodationist to those on the Democratic Party’s leftmost fringe. But in reality, he is running on a platform far more progressive — i.e., far less moderate — than any Democratic presidential nominee in history.”
On abortion, he is particularly extreme and out of touch with most Americans. His campaign website suggests that he supports abortion without restriction up to birth.
Biden has said he would be committed to “the constitutional right to an abortion” and “reverse the Trump administration and states’ all-out assault on women’s right to choose.” He also promised to “work to codify Roe v. Wade.” The infamous U.S. Supreme Court decision made the United States one of only seven countries in the world that allows elective abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
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That is not where most Americans stand. Polls consistently show that most support strong limits on abortion, especially in the third trimester when babies are viable outside the womb. A recent Gallup poll found that 60 percent of Americans want abortion legal “only in a few circumstances” (39 percent) or “illegal in all circumstances” (21 percent).
Biden’s extremes do not stop there. His health care plan would expand abortions as well. The plan would codify Roe v. Wade into federal law, prohibiting states from passing even moderate restrictions that protect unborn babies from late-term abortions. It also would force insurance companies to cover abortions as “essential” health care under Obamacare.
And when it comes to taxpayer-funded abortions, a key issue for the abortion industry, Biden is with them, too. Last June, he announced that he no longer supports the Hyde amendment, which restricts taxpayer-funded abortions. Biden said he also would force American taxpayers to fund Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers by restoring the cuts President Donald Trump made to their funding.
Meanwhile, polls consistently show voters strongly oppose taxpayer-funded abortions.
Ellie Bufkin at Townhall said Biden is “like a change in the wind,” and that should concern voters.
“He flipped his mind after years of supporting the Hyde amendment, which blocked federal funding for abortions, because campaign adviser and actress Alyssa Milano confronted him about it. It should be of great comfort to those that want to ‘push him further to the left,’ that all you have to do is get Alyssa Milano involved,” she commented.
Elite actresses and out-of-touch career politicians do not reflect the values of the American people. Voters who believe every human life should be protected – or even those who just don’t think their tax dollars should go to the billion-dollar abortion industry – must make that clear at the voting booth this fall.