Biden Has Another Abortion Policy Flip, Says Roe v Wade Should Be Law Despite Voting Against It

Joshua Roberts/Reuters

2020 Democratic presidential primary candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden flipped on another abortion policy, calling for the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision to be enshrined in law after voting for a constitutional amendment to allow states to overturn the decision.

While speaking to a Planned Parenthood forum in South Carolina on Saturday, Biden — one of 23 Democrats running for president — said that he would support codifying the 1973 Supreme Court Roe v. Wade if he is elected to the nation’s highest office, Politico reported Saturday.

“It should be the law,” said the former vice president.

As Roe v. Wade was a court decision, it is not legislatively a part of federal law.

However; this position proves to be the latest in a string of flip-flops for Biden.

While the former vice president served in his second term as a senator from Delaware, he joined Republicans in March 1982 in supporting a constitutional amendment in the Senate Judiciary Committee to allow states to individually overturn the landmark court decision.

The National Abortion Rights Action League called the proposed amendment “the most devastating attack yet on abortion rights.”

Biden — a Roman Catholic — said this decision was “the single most difficult vote I’ve cast as a U.S. senator” and at the time said that he was “probably a victim, or a product, however you want to phrase it, of [his] background.”

The amendment did not hit the full Senate floor that year and Biden flipped on the issue the next year when it came back up again.

Biden’s senatorial flip serves as a precursor to his current predicament, where he has flipped on the controversial Hyde Amendment multiple times.

His 2020 primary opponents have taken note, as well, with both former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-N.Y.) calling him out for the flip.

President Donald Trump has also noted the fips from the former vice president, pointing out that Biden keeps taking back everything he says “two weeks later because he keeps getting slammed by the left.”

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Gary Bunney
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Gary Bunney

Biden is a stuttering, mumbling old has been with partial memory loss.

Otis
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Floppy Joe seems utterly confused most of the time and is the front-runner for the Dumbos at present. Is this man really the best the Dumbocrat Pack has to offer? Sad.

James
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Gropin’ Joe probably has his name pinned to his sleeve (by Mommy) so he can remember his own given name. Otherwise he would probably use some important woman’s name instead. “Mr. (or Madam) Flip Flop” formerly known as Master Joe Biden.

Craig Reynolds
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Helpful news article on Biden. Subsequent comments to the article also help illustrate that the anti-abortion position is a product of religious frenzy and intolerance. Thanks to IJR for both insights.

Screwtape
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One wonders, if polls magically showed that the majority opposed child-murder (abortion) would you flip again?

That was rhetorical. We KNOW you and the other Dim suck ups would do it in a heartbeat (maybe even a murdered child’s). You’d go after it faster than groping an underage girl.

Screwtape
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Gropin’ Joe, your spineless pandering for votes is NOT fooling anyone except the mentally-deficient and Dim voters. Yes, that was purposely redundant.

BWMAGA
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What I think is that there isn’t a single Dem on the roster that has a single vertebra. All they know to do is cave to whatever group they happen to be confronted by THAT particular day. Weaselly wimps who have zero morals or character and the absolute last type you want to run the country.

Maureen Ronau
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Excommunicate him.

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