President Donald Trump blasted pro-abortion Democrat nominee Joe Biden on abortion Thursday night as he accepted the Republican nomination for another term as president.
The president led off by talking about Biden’s hypocrisy, saying he claims to stand for little people but ignores the plight of the littlest people of all – unborn children.
“Joe Biden claims he has empathy for the vulnerable – yet the party he leads supports the extreme late-term abortion of defenseless babies right up to the moment of birth,” Trump said. “Democrat leaders talk about moral decency, but they have no problem with stopping a baby’s beating heart in the 9th month of pregnancy.”
“Democrat politicians refuse to protect innocent life, and then they lecture us about morality and saving America’s soul? Tonight, we proudly declare that all children, born and unborn, have a God-given right to life,” he said.
Trump is right.
Biden supports the so-called right to abort an unborn baby “under any circumstances” and wants to force taxpayers to pay for them. His vice presidential running mate, Kamala Harris, even voted against a bill that would have protected newborn babies from infanticide.
Biden himself has said he support abortions without restrictions. In June, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on a major abortion case out of Louisiana, Biden responded with his belief in a “woman’s constitutional right to choice under any circumstances.” During the coronavirus shutdowns, he even called elective abortions an “essential medical service.”
Another indication of his support for unrestricted abortion on demand, Biden said he wants to codify Roe v. Wade into federal law. The infamous abortion ruling allows abortions for basically any reason through all nine months of pregnancy. Some states, including Colorado and New Mexico, still allow abortions without restriction, and abortionists there openly advertise late-term abortions in the third trimester.
Back in 2017, the Washington Post’s own fact checkers confirmed that, because of Roe v. Wade, the U.S. is one of only seven countries in the world that allows elective abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
“We should note that some of the seven countries allow abortions after 20 weeks, but ban it after 24 weeks. And other countries have no federal limits, but legislate at the state or provincial level, similar to the United States,” fact checker Michelle Ye Hee Lee wrote at the time.
Thousands of viable, late-term unborn babies are aborted in the U.S. every year. Based on Centers for Disease Control numbers, the estimate is about 8,000; however, the CDC report does not include data from every state and the number is almost certainly higher.
What’s more, respected pro-abortion leaders admit that most late-term abortions are not done because of health problems with the mother or unborn baby. Most are purely elective.
But Trump’s pro-life record is clear.
In one of his first acts as president, Trump reinstated and expanded the Mexico City Policy, which prohibits taxpayer funding to groups that promote or provide abortions overseas. The change defunded Planned Parenthood’s international arm of about $100 million in U.S. tax dollars.
Trump has repeatedly called out the Democratic Party’s extreme position on abortion. During his State of the Union address Trump slammed the governors of New York and Virginia for promoting abortion up to birth and infanticide. He also called for Congress to pass a ban on late-term abortions on babies who are capable of feeling pain.
Trump and his administration have made a number of changes to protect those who morally object to abortions, expanding conscience protections for medical workers who believe it is wrong to kill an unborn baby and increasing religious exemptions for Obamacare.
His administration also intervened to stop the United Nations from supporting abortion in a resolution about sexual violence. In 2018, under his leadership, the State Department removed references to the so-called “right” to abort an unborn baby from a global human rights report as well.
During his presidency, the administration also finalized a new Title X rule that requires health care entities to completely separate abortion from their taxpayer-funded services. Planned Parenthood, which already has said it will not comply, could lose about $60 million annually through the policy change. However, the abortion group is suing to block the cuts.
Trump has appointed dozens of conservative judges to federal courts as well, including two to the U.S. Supreme Court and he has repeatedly told the UN that he will not promote abortion as a human right.