Hillary Clinton suggested that pro-abortion politicians should use the coronavirus crisis to push for more abortions during a conversation Tuesday with Joe Biden.
Clinton, the two-time failed Democratic presidential candidate, endorsed Biden for president during a virtual town hall. During the announcement, both she and Biden emphasized their support for the killing of unborn babies in abortions. At one point, Biden claimed abortions are “essential health care that cannot be delayed.”
According to PJ Media, Clinton encouraged the likely Democratic presidential nominee to support a “universal health care” plan that would include taxpayer-funded abortions.
“This is also a really high-stakes election,” Clinton said. “Every form of health care should continue to be available, including reproductive health care [abortion] for every woman in this country and then it needs to be part of a much larger system that eventually — and quickly, I hope — gets us to universal health care. So I can only say ‘Amen’ to everything you’re saying.”
She continued: “… this would be a terrible crisis to waste, as the old saying goes. We’ve learned a lot about what our absolute frailties are in our country when it comes to health justice and economic justice, so let’s be resolved that we’re going to solve those once you’re elected president.”
Biden promised that it will be his objective.
Until now, Biden has not been supportive of a full government take-over of the healthcare system. However, he repeatedly has said he will force taxpayers to fund abortions if elected.
His proposed health care plan would expand abortions by codifying Roe v. Wade into federal law and prohibiting states from passing even moderate restrictions that protect unborn babies from late-term abortions. It also would expand Obamacare and force insurance companies to cover abortions as “essential” health care.
In June, Biden announced that he no longer supports the Hyde amendment, which restricts taxpayer-funded abortions. Then, in late February at a town hall in South Carolina, he promised that one of his first acts as president would be to restore funding to Planned Parenthood, the billion-dollar abortion chain.
Biden has a strong pro-abortion voting record that goes back for many years. He supported President Barack Obama’s leadership as the most pro-abortion president in U.S. history. As the vice president, he supported the administration’s pro-abortion policies, including Obamacare, which forced religious employers to pay for contraception that may cause abortions.
Biden recently 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.
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.
That’s 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).
A January poll by Marist University found an overwhelming majority of Americans support restrictions on abortion. It found that three-quarters (75 percent) of Americans oppose taxpayer funding of abortion abroad, while just 19 percent support such funding.