A new group called Pro-Life Evangelicals for Biden resoundingly failed to make a case for why Christians should vote for the pro-abortion Democrat, two national news outlet editorial boards responded this week.
Editors at The Christian Post and the Washington Times both said there is no pro-life argument to be made in support of Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden, who has grown increasingly radical on the issue.
Biden now supports abortions without restriction and wants to force taxpayers to pay for them. In April, he called elective abortions an “essential medical service.” Then, in June, he said he supports abortions “under any circumstances” and wants to codify Roe v. Wade into federal law. These positions almost certainly would increase the killing of unborn babies in elective abortions across the U.S.
Claiming that pro-life evangelical Christians should support Biden is “oximoronic,” The Washington Times editorial board responded.
“How can any self-respecting pro-life evangelical be for a ticket that not only supports abortion with virtually no limitations and wants to eradicate all state restrictions as well, but also wants Congress to repeal the Hyde Amendment, which since 1980 has prohibited federal taxpayer funds from paying for it?” they wrote.
The editors contrasted it with President Donald Trump’s “consistent, strongly pro-life record.” These include multiple actions to defund the billion-dollar abortion chain Planned Parenthood, the appointments of conservative judges, an executive order to protect infants born alive in botched abortions, increased conscience protections for pro-life medical workers and a stop to taxpayer-funded grants for researchers who use aborted baby body parts.
“Despite the fact that all of that — and more — would be swept aside if Mr. Biden wins and Democrats retake the Senate, these pro-life evangelicals insist that Mr. Biden’s policies are somehow more consistent with a ‘biblically shaped ethic of life’ than Mr. Trump’s,” they wrote.
The Christian Post editors said the group attempted to make its case by bringing up other issues that supposedly outweigh Biden’s support for abortion on demand. They mentioned Trump’s proposed cuts to an AIDS program, attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), racism and climate change.
The editors were not convinced, writing:
The “pro-life for Biden” group … argues that repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act is a sanctity of life issue, as if the Democrats’ federal option for health care is the only option to save lives and all other health care options, such as Trump policies for more price transparency, consumer-based decisions, and interstate competition, are definite killers. There are legitimate arguments on both sides. It is too simplistic to assert that only one side supports the sanctity of life.
And on the issue of racism, they added:
In fact, Roe v. Wade is considered to be one of the most racist policies ever adopted in American politics, since five out of every eight aborted babies in the U.S. over the last 47 years were people of color. That’s almost 40 million black citizens! The “pro-life for Biden” group never addresses this. …
So in conclusion, the “pro-life argument for Joe Biden” consists of one problematic half-truth and three well-worn Democratic talking points easily exposed as more bombast than critical political thought.
The editors of both news outlets emphasized that none of these other issues compare to the massive, intentional killing of innocent unborn babies in abortions, a human rights abuse that has killed 62 million unborn babies in America and could kill many more. Biden openly supports this abuse – in opposition to most Americans and his own Catholic faith.
So, “is there a pro-life argument for Joe Biden?” the Christian Post editors asked. “We think it’s a hard sell.”