Former Vice President Joe Biden received the endorsement of the nation’s largest abortion provider, in what Planned Parenthood describes as a “life or death” election. Biden’s record on abortion is inconsistent, at best. A former champion of the Hyde Amendment, which bars taxpayer dollars from being spent on abortion procedures, Biden now embraces abortion-on-demand with minimal restrictions.
In Planned Parenthood’s endorsement video, Biden vowed to protect the “constitutional right to choose” and fight against “gag rules,” which ensure that taxpayer dollars are not used to fund abortion both at home and abroad.
New: A year ago @JoeBiden reversed his support of the Hyde Amendment and now today Planned Parenthood Action Fund endorses him for president— Bo Erickson CBS (@BoKnowsNews) June 15, 2020
Donald Trump is putting our lives at risk every single day he remains in office.— Planned Parenthood Action (@PPact) June 15, 2020
In this election, we have a clear choice: four more disastrous, damaging years or an opportunity for real change and leadership.
Today, @PPact endorses @JoeBiden for President of the United States. pic.twitter.com/bLsVSBpH5R
In hopes of clinching endorsements from progressive groups with an abundance of money to spend, including Planned Parenthood, Biden reversed his years-long stance on the Hyde Amendment. Citing discrimination against low-income women, abortion-rights groups seek to repeal the Hyde Amendment, a historically bipartisan measure that protects taxpayers.
Planned Parenthood is prepared to spend $45 million on the general election.