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Is Biden Putting Abortion Debate at the Top of His Campaign?

Is Biden Putting Abortion Debate at the Top of His Campaign?
Former vice president and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks to a crowd at a Democratic National Committee event in Atlanta on June 6, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Dustin Chambers/Getty Images)

Monday, 10 June 2019 05:45 PM Current | Bio | Archive

The latest voice on the abortion question is former Vice President Joe Biden. Biden over the years bragged about his Catholicism, and even on occasion made the sign of the Cross during a speech to demonstrate the veracity of his words. Catholics recoil at his politicization of their religion.

Biden is against the Hyde Amendment, today.

Yesterday, and for decades, he was for it.

The basis for Biden's flip-flop on abortion is the extreme leftist turn of the Democrat Party, combined with his desperation to be president.

The Supreme Court in the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion. Congressman Henry Hyde (R-IL) successfully attached his pro-life rider (Hyde Amendment) to the 1977 fiscal year Labor and Health and Human Services Bill and subsequent appropriation bills.

Succinctly, the Hyde Amendment prohibits the use of Medicaid funds for abortions, except for the mother's health concerns. As a rider, the Hyde Amendment needs to be re-passed every year to the spending Bill.

The Congressional Democrats have an uneasy truce with the Hyde Amendment, according to the Washington Post. The article suggests the Hyde Amendment appears to be re-passable.

What will House Democrats, especially those running for president, do?

On January 17, 2019, Congressman Christopher Smith (R-NJ) re-introduced (HR-20) legislation denying taxpayer funding for abortions — Hyde statutory enactment — just to tweak the Democrats.

Meanwhile, Virginia and national Democrats have to explain Democrat Governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam's January 30, 2019, on-air radio interview.

The outrage from Republicans, conservatives, people of religious belief, and many of no religious belief, was deafening. The governor clearly articulated that a viable infant — a living human in actuality, and not a fetus nor a glob of matter nor an embryo — was disposable.

The governor stated that the “infant would be kept comfortable” while the mother, the family, and the physician decide the infant's fate — judge and jury.

The governor's spokesperson spun a vacuous statement trying to lessen the severity of the governor's plain words. The governor is a licensed medical doctor, a pediatric neurologist. He knew exactly what he was saying.

The governor's use of the word “resuscitate” is rather unusual. “Resuscitate” defined in various dictionaries in part means, “to restore consciousness, vigor, or life to—, revive or restore to consciousness.” The governor, again, knew exactly what he was saying.

The governor, his spokesperson, and his defenders repeatedly suggest varied vocabulary nuances to his abortion/infanticide words. They offered that his words did not mean what they mean. The governor, his supporters, the news media, and the pro-abortionists intermingle “abortion” with “infanticide” to muddy the waters of this homicidal/abortion action. They seem to deny that once the infant is outside the womb and breathing, it is a human being.

The governor's supporters are accusing Republicans in Virginia and the nation of playing politics with a woman's health. The governor's spokesperson and abortion advocates say that any comments critical of the governor's statement are bad faith efforts to politicize abortions negatively — as abortions are legal.

However, the governor, his supporters, Democrats, and the news media clearly and purposefully ignore the meaning of his words. The words demonstrate that the governor was speaking about the birth of a human being — not the birth of a piglet nor a duckling. The words, “The infant would be delivered,” means to people that the infant is outside the womb, and viable. “Delivered” is past tense.

The governor, a doctor, did not say “embryo” nor “fetus.” He said “The infant would be delivered.”

Pregnancy is not an easy time for most women. If a woman determines she is pregnant it is usually within the first 30 days of conception. Most women would determine in the first-trimester to abort or not.

Why would a woman carry an infant to birth and then, minutes or hours later decide to kill the baby? The answers are never good.

Where do Democrats now stand on abortion in the nation or in Virginia?

James H. Walsh was associate general counsel with the U.S. Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service from 1983 to 1994. Read more reports from James Walsh — Click Here Now.

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