by Debra Braun
In the August issue of Pro-Life Action News (www.plam.org/newsletters), we took a look at President Donald Trump’s many pro-life accomplishments. In this article, we examine the abortion positions of Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden, and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris.
Biden supports abortion for any reason up to birth, with you, the taxpayer, paying for it, even though a strong majority of Americans are against tax-funded abortions. He opposes the Hyde Amendment (which is estimated to have saved more than two million lives in the past 45 years by banning federal Medicaid money for most abortions.)
Biden wants to “codify” Roe v. Wade into federal law, making it much harder for states to protect unborn children and their mothers. He fully supports the Democratic platform on abortion, which calls for the repeal of restrictions on Title X funds and the subsidizing of Planned Parenthood (PP). It also calls for the reversal of Trump’s pro-life policies which prevent federal funding from being used by groups to commit or promote abortion overseas.
Biden has also pledged to appoint justices and judges who would “support the right of privacy, on which the entire notion of a woman’s right to choose is based.” He bragged in a 2020 primary debate, “I’m the reason why this right [to abortion] wasn’t taken away a long time ago because [while in the Senate] I almost single-handedly made sure that [pro-life nominee] Robert Bork did not get on the [Supreme] Court.”
Biden would even hamper religious freedom by attempting to force the Little Sisters of the Poor (a Catholic religious order that cares for the poor elderly) and other pro-life and religious organizations to include abortion-causing drugs in their employee health plans.
Because of his strong pro-abortion position and previous votes, Biden has been endorsed by the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and the National Organization for Women (NOW) PAC. When he left the Senate, Biden had a 100% voting record with Planned Parenthood Action Fund.
Biden’s running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, is equally pro-abortion. As a senator, she has a 100% voting record with NARAL Pro-Choice America, voting against bills that would ban abortion after 20 weeks and that would protect survivors of abortion, instead subjecting these innocent children to death from medical neglect.
Her proposed “Reproductive Rights Act,” would require states that have previously passed pro-life laws to have U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) approval for any new laws restricting abortion. With pro-abortion politicians guiding the DOJ, virtually all pro-life gains of the last four decades could be eliminated with the stroke of a pen.
Harris was elected attorney general of California in 2010, thanks in large part to financial support from PP. After Center for Medical Progress undercover journalist David Daleiden exposed the illegal trafficking of aborted baby parts in 2015, many state prosecutors launched investigations into PP. But not Attorney General Harris. Instead, she arranged a raid of Daleiden’s home and took the undercover footage he had recorded. Her successor then prosecuted Daleiden and fellow journalist Sandra Merritt on 15 felony charges related to state privacy and recording laws. Daleiden and Merritt are still fighting for justice in court.
Harris also targeted pro-life pregnancy help centers in California, attempting to force them to promote abortion. (The pro-lifers sued and won on First Amendment grounds in the 2018 U.S. Supreme Court NIFLA case.)