FACT: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Support Abortions Up to Birth at Taxpayer Expense

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Oct 15, 2020   |   6:07PM   |   Washington, DC

Democrat presidential team Joe Biden and Kamala Harris support aborting unborn babies without restriction and want to force taxpayers to pay for them.

But major news outlets are not doing their job to expose the candidates’ radical pro-abortion stance to the public. In some cases, they are doing the opposite.

The Sacramento Bee recently “fact checked” a statement by Vice President Mike Pence about Biden and Harris supporting “taxpayer funding of abortion all the way up to the moment of birth, late term abortion.”

The newspaper described Pence’s statement as “exaggerated” because Biden and Harris have not explicitly stated that they support unrestricted, taxpayer-funded abortions up to birth.

“Harris’ views on abortion are very much in the mainstream of Democratic policy,” the Bee wrote.

Though technically true, the statement is misleading. The Democratic Party’s new position on abortion is extreme and out of touch with most voters. And party leaders who do not support this new radical pro-abortion agenda are either leaving or being kicked out.

The newspaper went on: “There is no record of Harris or Biden saying they support taxpayer funding of abortion until the time of birth, though anti-abortion activists point to congressional votes they say illustrate Democrats’ reluctance to bar such abortions.”

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These votes, as the Bee noted, include Harris’s opposition to the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks when strong scientific evidence indicates unborn babies can feel pain, and her vote against the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which would require that basic medical care be provided to newborns who survive abortions.

Biden’s and Harris’s policy proposals and statements also indicate that what Pence said is true.

Biden’s support for Roe v. Wade is one indicator. Earlier this month, he promised to pass legislation to make Roe v. Wade “the law of the land.” Last year, his press secretary also told NBC News that Biden “firmly believes that Roe v. Wade is the law of the land and should not be overturned.”

The 1973 Supreme Court ruling forced states to legalize abortion on demand, and some states – including Colorado and New Mexico – still do not have any gestational limits on the killing of unborn babies in abortions. Roe also made the U.S. one of only seven countries in the world that allows elective abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy – a fact confirmed by the Washington Post in 2017.

Biden also has made it clear that he represents his party.

“My party is me. Right now, I am the Democratic Party. I am the Democratic Party, right now. The platform of the Democratic Party is what I, in fact, approved of,” Biden said at the presidential debate earlier this month.

The Democratic Party platform supports abortions without limits and calls for forcing taxpayers to pay for them.

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.”

Biden identifies with Democrat leaders who support abortion on demand. From New York and Vermont, Rhode Island and Virginia, to New Mexico, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., Democrat politicians are trying to pass or have passed laws to expand late-term abortions on viable unborn babies. Some even want to repeal laws that protect babies who survive abortions from infanticide and laws that provide justice to unborn babies who are victims of violence against their mothers.

To the Democrat leaders, abortion on demand is “sacred ground.” And, as Biden himself said this month, “I am the Democratic Party.”