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Vidal

(642 posts)
Fri Jun 7, 2019, 07:02 AM Jun 2019

What Biden Said in Atlanta Last Night About Abortion and Healthcare

Source: Atlanta Journal

Former Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday he no longer supports a controversial ban that blocked the use of federal funds for some abortions, reversing a position that put him at odds with many Democrats.

The White House hopeful told Democratic donors at an Atlanta fundraiser that anti-abortion measures adopted in Georgia and other states are a signal that Republicans are not going to “let up” on adopting aggressive abortion restrictions.

“I can’t justify leaving millions of women without access to the care they need and the ability to (access) their constitutionally protected right,” Biden said. "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," he said.

The Hyde Amendment is a four-decade-old law that prevents government health programs, such as Medicaid, from using federal funds for abortions except in cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the woman.

Biden said he was forced to shift his stance because “women’s rights and women’s health are under assault like we haven’t seen in the last 50 years.”“Folks, times have changed,” Biden said. “I don’t think these guys are going to let up.”


Read more: https://www.ajc.com/blog/politics/biden-reverses-stance-hyde-amendment-atlanta-event/5jfSIcGb6rmg67t0Wzn36L/
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What Biden Said in Atlanta Last Night About Abortion and Healthcare (Original Post) Vidal Jun 2019 OP
I am ecstatic to see this. lark Jun 2019 #1
Good for him. Now that shows strength. Farmer-Rick Jun 2019 #2
he wont hide from a fight..hes gonna punch trump lights our during debates. samnsara Jun 2019 #3
K&R onetexan Jun 2019 #5
this is a great argument against his old position KayF Jun 2019 #4
Yay Joe! Good decision. Meanwhile, tRump lies that he supports a woman's right to choose ... KPN Jun 2019 #6
k&R Gothmog Jun 2019 #7
K&R stonecutter357 Jun 2019 #8
Tying Hyde support to "anti-abortion measures adopted in Georgia and other states" thesquanderer Jun 2019 #9
Imagine that, an actual quote from the actual man! Thank you. Hekate Jun 2019 #10
 

lark

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1. I am ecstatic to see this.
Fri Jun 7, 2019, 07:07 AM
Jun 2019

Yes, Democrats of the past did support the Hyde Amendment in error, IMO, and I am so glad to see that Joe now gets that it not a women friendly, pr healthcare friendly policy and must be scrapped, ASAP. First we have to take back the Senate and have the presidency. I think Joe will be a big advantage in both of those efforts.

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Farmer-Rick

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2. Good for him. Now that shows strength.
Fri Jun 7, 2019, 07:07 AM
Jun 2019
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samnsara

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3. he wont hide from a fight..hes gonna punch trump lights our during debates.
Fri Jun 7, 2019, 07:11 AM
Jun 2019
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KayF

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4. this is a great argument against his old position
Fri Jun 7, 2019, 07:15 AM
Jun 2019

made by a lot of people yesterday.

Most effectively, imho, by Elizabeth Warren.


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KPN

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6. Yay Joe! Good decision. Meanwhile, tRump lies that he supports a woman's right to choose ...
Fri Jun 7, 2019, 08:18 AM
Jun 2019

but does zero to impede the assault on those rights at any level.

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thesquanderer

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9. Tying Hyde support to "anti-abortion measures adopted in Georgia and other states"
Fri Jun 7, 2019, 03:52 PM
Jun 2019

makes no sense to me. I mean, there's not much to be gained by allowing federal funds to be used to pay for an abortion that a woman can't get.

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Hekate

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10. Imagine that, an actual quote from the actual man! Thank you.
Fri Jun 7, 2019, 06:34 PM
Jun 2019
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