Joe Biden Said It Was His “Political Responsibility” to Support Killing Babies in Abortions

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Jun 3, 2020   |   12:03PM   |   Washington, DC

More than a decade ago, Joe Biden abandoned his principles for politics.

And as he seeks the highest office in America, the so-called Catholic politician has given up even moderate, majority-supported positions to appease the Democratic Party and one of its big backers, the billion-dollar abortion industry.

Biden’s evolution away from his Catholic faith and principles began many years ago when the career politician reversed his position on abortion.

As CNS News reports, Biden tried to justify his new stance in an April 29, 2007, interview on “Meet the Press” by claiming it was his “political responsibility” to support the killing of unborn babies in abortions.

According to the report:

Tim Russert asked him: “You have changed your position on abortion. When you came to the Senate, you believed that Roe v. Wade was not correctly decided, and that you also believe that a right of abortion was not secured by the Constitution. Why did you change your mind?”

“Well, I was 29 years old when I came to the United States Senate, and I have learned a lot,” Biden said in response.

“Look, Tim,” he continued, “I’m a practicing Catholic, and it is the biggest dilemma for me in terms of comporting my religious and cultural views with my political responsibility.”

At the time, Biden told Russert that he still opposed taxpayer-funded abortions. More recently, however, Biden abandoned that position, too, even though Americans still strongly oppose it.

Last summer, Biden promised to end the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits taxpayer-funded abortions in Medicaid. He also said one of his first acts as president would be to restore funding to Planned Parenthood, a billion-dollar abortion chain that aborts more than 340,000 unborn babies each year.

Biden’s presidential campaign website provides more details about his radical pro-abortion stance. According to the website, he no longer just supports Roe v. Wade, he also wants to codify it into law.

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“As president, Biden will work to codify Roe v. Wade, and his Justice Department will do everything in its power to stop the rash of state laws that so blatantly violate the constitutional right to an abortion,” the website states.

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.

Biden has aligned himself closely with the billion-dollar abortion industry, which donates millions to pro-abortion Democrats’ political campaigns. In April, he even called the killing of unborn babies an “essential medical service” during the coronavirus pandemic.

Biden said he is committed to “the constitutional right to an abortion” and to reversing “the Trump administration and states’ all-out assault on women’s right to choose.” His health care plan would expand abortions as well. It would force insurance companies to cover abortions as “essential” health care under Obamacare.

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.

To show how far Biden has come toward the pro-abortion view, he once likened an abortion to an operation — as if taking the life of a baby before birth is somehow beneficial in the same manner as a patient’s operation.