After coming under fire from the left for not being extreme enough on abortion, 2020 Democrat presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden has again changed his position on the issue.
A few days ago Biden said he was withdrawing his support for the Hyde Amendment, which bans taxpayer funding for abortions. Then, he reversed course and reverted back to supporting it. Tonight, he flipped again.
Women’s rights and health care are under assault in a way that seeks to roll back every step of progress we’ve made over the last 50 years. If I believe health care is a right, as I do, I can no longer support an amendment that makes that right dependent on someone’s zip code.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) June 7, 2019
NEW: Joe Biden reverses stance on Hyde Amendment after taking heat from some of his fellow 2020 Democrats.— ABC News (@ABC) June 7, 2019
“I can’t justify leaving millions of women without access to the care they need and the ability to exercise their constitutionally protected right.” https://t.co/d630CNfLC7 pic.twitter.com/ILvN4CuAmV
Meanwhile, here's a flashback to 2007 when Biden said abortion isn't a "guaranteed right."
So, if Biden is going to be as radical as everyone else in the Democrat field, what is the point of his candidacy?
After weeks of confusion on where he stands, Joe Biden just endorsed unlimited taxpayer funding of abortion.— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) June 7, 2019
Biden should've just plagiarized his position from Planned Parenthood’s website from the start like he's been doing for his other policy positions.
I wonder what changed in THE LESS THAN 24 HOURS since the @JoeBiden campaign reaffirmed his support for the Hyde Amendment?— Andrew Surabian (@Surabees) June 7, 2019
This is pure political cowardice on a level that I've never seen from a supposed major party frontrunner. Impossible to call Joe a "moderate" after this. https://t.co/Vq72bhyogG
As a reminder, abortion isn't healthcare.