Joe Biden Says He Wants to “Codify Roe.” That’s a Lie. He Wants Abortions Up to Birth

Opinion   |   Dave Andrusko   |   Nov 10, 2022   |   3:51PM   |   Washington, DC

Pro-abortion President Joe Biden held a press conference yesterday the day after the midterm elections. The first question asked by Zeke Miller of the Associated Press was what would he “do differently” over the next two years given that 75% of the country thinks we are headed in the wrong direction?

Biden said “Nothing. … The more they know about what we’re doing, the more support there is.”

Really? I would bet money that the more the public knows about his strident support for advancing the culture of death, the less support there would be. For example….

Is the public interested in “codifying Roe”? Not when what that means is spelled out, that’s for sure.

When he talks about “codifying Roe” the President is alluding to the preposterously mislabeled “Women’s Health Protection Act.”

“Codifying Roe” is the Big Lie which Democrats keep peddling. The Women’s Health Protection Act “would nullify nearly all existing protective state laws,” said Jennifer Popik, J.D., director of Federal Legislation for National Right to Life. “In addition, this legislation also would have prohibited states from adopting new protective laws in the future, even laws specifically upheld as constitutionally permissible by the U.S. Supreme Court.”

Does the public want its tax dollars used to pay for abortions?  Hardly. Biden would overturn the Hyde Amendment which has prevented that from happened. Not only has the Hyde Amendment enjoyed 45 years of bipartisan support, it enjoys strong support among the people.

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This past summer in Madrid, Mr. Biden told reporters

The most important thing to be clear about is we have to codify Roe v. Wade into law and the way to do that is to make sure Congress votes to do that,” Mr. Biden told reporters during a press conference in Spain.

And for good measure, he said

“And if the filibuster gets in the way, it’s like voting rights, it should be provided an exception for this…to the filibuster.

Does the public want its dollars spent at home and overseas to increase the number of abortions? “President Biden’s HHS has erased Trump’s Protect Life Rule, refunneling Title X money to abortion giant Planned Parenthood (despite it violating Title X rules) and mandates medical professionals participate in or refer for abortion,” according to Ryan Bomberger.

Does the public want the right of conscience to be obliterated, forcing medical personnel to be a party to abortion? Wesley J. Smith writes

The Equality Act—which has passed the House of Representatives—seeks to obliterate existing medical conscience rights around abortion by transforming conscientious refusals into acts of sex discrimination.

Specifically, the bill redefines the term “sex” to include “pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition.” It then bans “pregnancy discrimination” and requires that pregnancy “shall not receive less favorable treatment than other physical conditions.” Moreover, it would gut the right to refuse participation in abortion based on religious belief.

The list goes on and on. The Biden Administration eliminated safeguards in place that ensured women taking chemical abortifacients were screened to be sure they did not have an preexisting condition, including ectopic pregnancy. (So-called “medication abortion” does not affect an ectopic pregnancy and if women are not checked for this, it could rupture threatening her life.)

Even the VA was not safe. An op-ed in Stars and Stripes written by Danielle Runyan and Christine Pratt began

Last month, the Department of Veterans Affairs ended the public’s opportunity to comment on its new interim final rule (VA Rule) titled “Reproductive Health Services,” immediately allowing elective abortions at VA medical clinics. The rule allows for abortions, with no mention of gestational age limits, whenever they can be justified as “needed to promote … the health of the [mother].” The rule received 57,900 public comments, many of which opposed the VA’s decision.

Under such a vague requirement, is there any abortion that President Joe Biden’s VA wouldn’t perform? How will this new, broad authorization affect VA staff who don’t want to perform or assist with an abortion due to either religious or moral beliefs?

You get the point. President Biden and his administration count it a day lost when they haven’t facilitated the deaths of additional unborn children.

At yesterday’s press conference, when asked if he intended to run again, the President said it would “ultimately [be] a family decision.” He said that “my  intention is that I run again,” but that he doesn’t “feel any hurry one way or another” about making an announcement.

Hasn’t he already done enough damage?

LifeNews.com Note: Dave Andrusko is the editor of National Right to Life News and an author and editor of several books on abortion topics. This post originally appeared in at National Right to Life News Today —- an online column on pro-life issues.