Joe Biden does not support protections for women and he certainly does not support protections for unborn babies.
On Monday, he celebrated a U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down a Louisiana abortion law that would have protected women from shoddy abortion practices.
“Today’s decision reaffirmed that states can’t put in place laws that unduly burden a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions—but the fight isn’t over,” Biden wrote. “As President, I’ll codify Roe v. Wade and protect a woman’s constitutional right to choose.”
Biden claimed the law was “extreme,” but it actually had strong bi-partisan support. Its lead author is a pro-life Democrat woman, state Sen. Katrina Jackson. Passed in 2014, the law required abortionists to have hospital admitting privileges to treat patients with potentially life-threatening complications.
Though the state provided evidence of women being abandoned while suffering from abortion complications and abortion facilities failing to meet basic health and safety standards, the high court struck down the law Monday in June Medical Services v. Russo.
The majority ruled that the law was an “undue burden” on women’s access to abortion.
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Biden, hoping to win the White House in November, promised to support abortion on demand.
“Women’s health care rights have been under attack as states across the country have passed extreme laws restricting women’s constitutional right to choice under any circumstance,” he said in a statement after the ruling. “As President, I will codify Roe v. Wade and my Justice Department will do everything in its power to stop the rash of state laws that so blatantly violate a woman’s protected, constitutional right to choose.”
He slammed pro-life Republicans for trying to “get rid of Roe” by passing pro-life laws that President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court justices will support. Both Trump’s nominees, Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, dissented from the majority opinion, along with fellow conservative Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito.
“It’s wrong. It’s pernicious. And, we have to stop it,” Biden insisted.
But Biden’s position on abortion better fits those descriptions. By supporting Roe v. Wade, he supports some of the most radical pro-abortion laws in the world. The 1972 ruling made the U.S. one of only seven countries in the world that allows elective abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. It prevents states from passing even modest protections for unborn babies prior to viability, and, if Biden takes office, protections for unborn babies post-viability could go away, too.
Unlike most Americans, Biden also supports taxpayer-funded abortions. If he would succeed in this goal, tens of thousands more unborn babies could be slaughtered in abortions every year in America.
Evident by his praise of the Supreme Court decision Monday, Biden also opposes protections for women against shoddy abortion practices.
In his dissent, Justice Gorsuch said Louisiana lawmakers had good reasons to pass the admitting privileges law. He said they heard testimonies from women and emergency room physicians about abortion practitioners’ record of abandoning their patients.
One woman told lawmakers that the abortionist kicked her out while she was hemorrhaging, saying: “You’re on your own. Get out.” Later, at a hospital, an emergency room doctor found body parts from her aborted baby still inside her womb, according to the ruling. Another woman who complained of severe pain after her abortion said she was told to go home. But when she went to the emergency room, she said they found a tear in her uterus and “a large hematoma containing a fetal head.”
Gorsuch also pointed to new evidence of potential criminal conduct by state abortionists, including failing to report the rape of a minor and performing an abortion on a minor without parental consent.
The Louisiana law and others abortion clinic regulations protect women, and they protect unborn babies. But the abortion industry does not want to be accountable to anyone.
A Biden presidency would be bad for women and unborn babies. Ignoring vital protections for women and children, he is aligning himself with the interests of the billion-dollar, profit-driven abortion industry.