White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre confirmed today after Joe Biden gave a speech promoting abortion on demand that he supports abortions up to birth.
As LifeNews reported, Biden urged Americans to elect more Democrats to Congress in November so that lawmakers can force states to legalize taxpayer-funded abortion on demand. Biden said a bill to “codify Roe v. Wade” is his top priority, and Congress needs more Democrats to pass it. The bill actually would go beyond Roe by forcing states to legalize the killing of unborn babies in abortions for basically any reason up to birth.
After his event, reporters asked Jean-Pierre about whether Biden supports any limits on abortions — and she couldn’t name a single one because Biden indeed supports abortions up to birth. She tried to claim Biden only wants to “codify Roe,” but that manes Biden supports abortions up to birth because Roe forced abortions up to birth on the nation unless a state specifically decided to limit late-term abortions. That means in every Democrat-run state, abortions are legal up to birth.
Here’s today’s exchange:
PHILIP WEGMANN, REALCLEARPOLITICS: The president promised to send a bill to Congress to codify Roe v. Wade earlier today. I’ve got two basic questions about that,
Would that bill simply codify Roe, or would it go farther and overturn individual state abortion restrictions?
Are there any abortion restrictions at all that the president would support?
KARINE JEAN-PIERRE, BIDEN ADMIN: What the president is going to do and wants to do and believes in is codifying Roe. He believes that is what was the law of the land, a Constitutional right for almost 50 years, and he believes in its specific provisions, it was rightly decided. He has said this regularly, including right after Dobbs and that has not changed.
WEGMANN: Right, but that didn’t answer either question. First of all, there are individual state restrictions on abortion currently around the country. Some of those existed before the Dobbs case overturned Roe. Would the president, would this bill to codify Roe — does he want the bill to go further?
JEAN-PIERRE: I just answered that question. He believes in Roe and how it stood before the Dobbs decision.
WEGMANN: Are there any restrictions whatsoever that the president would support when it comes to abortion?
JEAN-PIERRE: Again, he believes in provisions that Roe had. And that is where he stands. I would suggest you reading it so you get a sense of what the president stands and what he wants to see.
“In these midterm elections, it is so critical to elect more Democratic Senators to the United States Senate and more Democrats to keep control of the House of Representatives,” Biden said. “If we do that, here’s the promise I make to you and the American people: The first bill I will send to the Congress will be to codify Roe v. Wade.”
Nicknamed the Abortion Without Limits Up to Birth Act, the legislation would force states to legalize the killing of unborn babies in abortions for basically any reason through all nine months of pregnancy.
The bill, which Democrats named the Women’s Health Protection Act, also would end bans on sex-selection abortions and taxpayer-funded abortions as well as parental consent for minors. It also would jeopardize legal protections for doctors and nurses who refuse to abort unborn babies.
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The U.S. House passed the bill earlier this year under the leadership of Nancy Pelosi, but it narrowly failed in the Senate, which is split evenly down party lines.
Election experts predict Democrats will lose control of the U.S. House and possibly the Senate, too, in November. Americans are upset with Biden and Democrat lawmakers about their actions on the economy, crime, education and more, so Democrats are banking on the abortion issue to win votes in November.
“Vote! You’ve got to get out the vote,” Biden said Tuesday. “We can do this if we vote.”
The president attacked Republicans as “extreme” for wanting to protect unborn babies with a bill to ban most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, and promised to veto any pro-life legislation that reaches his desk.
“If Republicans get their way with a national ban, it won’t matter where you live in America,” Biden said, NBC News reports. “So let me be very clear: if such a bill were to pass in the next several years, I’ll veto it.”
Responding to the speech, Brian Burch, president of CatholicVote, said Biden’s abortion advocacy is appalling, especially as many families struggle with the rising cost of food, fuel and utilities.
“While Americans struggle with record inflation, the president of the United States has nothing to offer but a pledge to expand the right to violently destroy innocent unborn children – up until birth and for any reason,” Burch said. “We need Church leaders to step up and make clear that no Catholic can support candidates or policies that would make America one of the most extreme abortion nations in the world.”
Although Biden professes to be a devout Catholic, his actions have made him the most pro-abortion president in U.S. history. Last year, his administration began allowing abortion drugs to be sold through the mail without a doctor’s visit. Biden also wants to get rid of the Hyde Amendment and force taxpayers to pay for elective abortions, and force VA hospitals and emergency rooms to abort unborn babies.
Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life, warned that babies and women will suffer if Biden achieves his goals.
“Instead of supporting life-affirming programs and policies that help women and their unborn children, the Biden administration has poured its focus into promoting unlimited abortion, even late in pregnancy,” she said in response to his speech Tuesday.
At the same time, she said Biden and Democrat leaders have been vilifying the life-saving work that pro-life advocates do daily to help save unborn babies and support families in need.
Jeanne Mancini, president of March for Life, predicted that Biden’s attempt to swing voters won’t work.
“Ninety percent of Americans reject Biden’s view that abortion should be legal up until birth for any reason – paid for by taxpayers,” she said Tuesday. “Our country is facing significant challenges and looking for positive solutions, not more violence and death. It is time for Americans to hold pro-abortion politicians accountable.”
Polls consistently show that Americans – including many Democrat voters – support legal protections for unborn babies. Polls show strong public opposition to taxpayer funding for abortions and late-term abortions, and support for laws that protect unborn babies from abortion after the first trimester or once their heart begins to beat. Americans overwhelmingly support parental consent for minors, too.
A 2022 Marist poll found that just 36 percent of Americans believe abortions should be legal without any restrictions. Additionally, 73 percent oppose using tax dollars to fund abortions.
Similarly, a 2021 Associated Press poll found that 65 percent believe second-trimester abortions should be illegal and 80 percent believe they should be illegal in the third trimester.