Biden Opposes Overturning Roe V. Wade, But Once Voted For It

President Joe Biden and the Democrats are becoming increasingly agitated over a leaked document from the Supreme Court showing the justices overturning the ruling of Roe v. Wade. Over the last few days, numerous Democrats have given speeches, tweeted their disdain, and called for action to be taken. The only problem, while President Biden might claim he will defend a woman’s right to an abortion, back in 1974, it seems Sleepy Joe had an entirely different stance. 

One year after the Supreme Court ruled abortion to be legal, Biden stated, “I don’t think that a woman has the sole right to say what should happen to her body. I don’t like the Supreme Court decision on abortion. I think it went too far.”

That wasn’t all as in 1982, Biden voted to approve an amendment that would have transferred the debate of abortion to be a state matter, not a federal issue. It should be noted that if the ruling was overturned, abortion would NOT be illegal, instead, the issue would be handed back to the states. 

At the time of Biden supporting the amendment, the New York Times reported he “was the only Democrat singled out by the New York Times at the time as supporting the amendment that the National Abortion Rights Action League called “the most devastating attack yet on abortion rights.’”  

Now being President, Biden has taken an entirely different stance, claiming, “Roe has been the law of the land for almost 50 years, and basic fairness and the stability of our law demand that it not be overturned. I believe that a woman’s right to choose is fundamental. But even more, equally profound is the rationale used. It would mean that every other decision relating to the notion of privacy is thrown into question.”

On top of Biden’s statement, Democrat Representative Hakeem Jeffries suggested in April, “We’re not a cult, we’re a coalition. If you’re a cult it’s very easy, you just take orders from the cult leader. … Just bend the knee to the cult leader and fall in line.”

This piece was written by Jeremy Porter on May 5, 2022. It originally appeared in and is used by permission.


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