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Tue May 21, 2019, 08:32 PM

 

Biden: Congress should protect abortion rights, if necessary

From the AP:

Joe Biden would support Congress enshrining abortion rights into federal law “should it become necessary,” his presidential campaign said Tuesday, following several other Democratic candidates in promising to take that step if elected president.

The hot-button issue has shot to the forefront of the Democratic primary following a spate of new Republican-backed state laws curbing access to abortion. With all the two dozen Democratic White House hopefuls supportive of abortion rights, the debate in the party has centered on how aggressive they should be if the Supreme Court were to eventually overturn legalized abortion nationwide.

Biden released a video on Thursday blasting the GOP-backed state laws as “pernicious” and “wrong.” He stopped short in the video of endorsing congressional action and offered no specifics on how he would defend Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision that is now potentially threatened with new legal challenges.

Asked by The Associated Press whether Biden believed the high court decision should be codified in law, the campaign initially pointed to the video, then later added that the former vice president would support legislation “should it become necessary.” A campaign aide then clarified that Biden would support action immediately, regardless of whether the Supreme Court overturned Roe.


This clarifies that Biden is fully supportive of abortion rights.
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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 08:35 PM

1. "should it become necessary."

 

What the hell.
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Response to rogue emissary (Reply #1)

Tue May 21, 2019, 08:58 PM

2. His way

 

That's how Biden talks. Aren't we hoping it won't be necessary?
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Response to DownriverDem (Reply #2)

Tue May 21, 2019, 09:13 PM

3. I think it's pretty necessary now, hell it was necessary November 8, 2016.

 

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Tue May 21, 2019, 09:18 PM

4. "should it become necessary,". Like in the far off distant future of a year and a half from now?

 

I think “should it become necessary,” is right fucking now. He should contact his good friends on the other side that he knows will work with him right now and lets' take care of this before it's too late.
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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 09:57 PM

5. That probably won't happen

 

There will almost always be enough conservative Republicans to kill any such measure.

Proof? The last time we held the House, the Senate and the White House was 2009-2010, when the ACA was passed into law. In order to get the Democratic votes he needed, President Obama signed an executive order that no ACA money would go for abortion. Even with that much power, abortion was still a sticking point for people who had a D behind their name.
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