Sen. Elizabeth Warren emphasized the future of abortion on demand when asked for the top reasons why Americans should vote for Joe Biden this November.
The Massachusetts senator has been campaigning aggressively for the pro-abortion Democratic presidential candidate this fall, Refinery 29 reports.
In an interview with the publication, Warren spoke repeatedly about Biden’s support for abortion on demand and his plan to codify Roe v. Wade into federal law, if elected.
“… vote like your life depends on it, because it may,” Warren said when asked what advice she would give to undecided voters. “This is about access to healthcare, access to reproductive care, access to abortion, access to insurance that’s affordable even for people who have preexisting conditions. This is about the survival of our planet, this is about how we build a future not just for a handful of people, but how we build a future for everyone. It’s all on the line in this election.”
On the issue of the U.S. Supreme Court, Warren also brought up abortion. She admitted that abortion activists have relied on the high court for decades to protect abortion on demand, but now that there is a strong conservative majority, Roe v. Wade may be a thing of the past.
Like Biden, she said she would like to see Congress “protect the rule of Roe” by codifying it into federal law. Doing so could mean the killing of unborn babies for any reason up to birth would remain legal throughout the U.S. for many more years.
Codifying Roe was just one of her proposals to keep abortion on demand legal. Warren hinted to Refinery 29 that she also supports court packing.
“It’s our responsibility to restore the integrity of the Supreme Court,” she replied when asked about expanding the number of justices. “We can’t have a court that is entirely captured by an extremist minority in this country.”
Warren claimed Biden wants to unite America to create a better future for “every child regardless of their race, their family economic circumstances, their religion, the neighborhood they were born in.”
But his position on abortion supports the continued destruction of millions of unborn children’s lives.
Last year, Biden announced that he no longer supports the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits taxpayer-funded elective abortions in Medicaid and other programs. Popular among Americans, the amendment has saved more than 2.4 million unborn babies from abortions, according to research by Charlotte Lozier Institute. Without it, about 60,000 more unborn babies could be aborted every year in the U.S.
In March, Biden said one of his first acts as president would be to restore funding to Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion chain in America.
Biden also 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.” He promised to “work to codify Roe v. Wade.” 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.
Polls consistently find that most Americans oppose abortions without restriction. Earlier this summer, Gallup found 55 percent of all Americans take a pro-life position on abortion wanting all (21 percent) or almost all (39 percent) abortions made illegal.
Additionally, a CBS News poll from June shows the majority of Americans oppose killing unborn babies in abortions or want more limits on abortion, which basically is unlimited in many states. The poll found 43 percent of Americans think abortions should be generally available while 55 percent say it should be more limited or not be permitted at all.
Another poll from Marist in January found six in 10 Americans (62 percent) say that if the Supreme Court revisits Roe v. Wade, it should allow states to determine restrictions (46 percent) or make abortion illegal (16 percent). Only 33 percent say Roe v. Wade should be interpreted to allow for legal abortion any time without restriction. The poll also found a majority of Americans favor pro-life candidates over candidates who support abortion.