Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden reversed himself on the abortion issue. On Thursday, Biden came out in favor of taxpayer-funded abortion. He came out against the Hyde Amendment, which forbids taxpayer funding of abortion except in the case of rape, incest, and life of the mother.
From Fox News:
Democratic candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden reversed his stance on the Hyde Amendment on Thursday, saying he “can no longer support an amendment that makes” a woman’s right to an abortion “dependent on someone’s ZIP code.”
During his tenure in the Senate, and as recently as Wednesday, Biden had broken from his party’s popular stance and expressed support for the amendment, which prohibits the use of federal funds to subsidize abortions except for cases of rape, incest or when a woman’s life is endangered by a fetus, a notion with which Democrats take issue because of the potential impact on women in marginalized communities.
Biden faced backlash from other Democrats after his campaign held that he supported the amendment despite allegedly telling a woman during a rally that he would repeal it.
“I make no apologies for my last position and I make no apologies for what I’m about to say,” Biden said on Thursday at an event in Atlanta, defending his change of heart. “I can’t justify leaving millions of women without access to the care they need and the ability to exercise their constitutionally protected right.”
Biden’s flip-flopping now joins him with the rest of the Democratic field in embracing the most extreme of abortion positions. They support taxpayer-funded abortion right up to the moment of birth. If you are pro-life, there is no reason to vote for any of the Democrats running for president.
But Biden campaign national co-chairman Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-Louisiana) was sent to CNN yesterday to defend Biden’s stance. Apparently, Biden supported it up until yesterday because he’s a religious man.
“He is a deeply religious man…he is guided by his faith, his position on the Hyde Amendment has been consistent.”
Rep. Cedric Richmond, national co-chairman of the Biden campaign, defends Biden’s support of the Hyde Amendment, which limits using federal funds for abortions. pic.twitter.com/JgxtjaGYKZ
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Which is it Joe? You lost your faith in the past 24 hours or are you just pandering?