Former Vice President Joe Biden (D) is picking up another endorsement in his presidential bid.
Planned Parenthood Action Fund offered its support for the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee on Monday.
In a statement, Alexis McGill Johnson, the acting president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund said, “Joe Biden is the only candidate in this race who will stand up for our health and our rights.”
“This election we have a choice — between Donald Trump, whose incompetence and disregard for the law are a danger to us all, and Joe Biden, who is committed to fighting for reproductive health and rights for all,” she added.
In a video announcing the endorsement, Biden said he supports the “constitutional right to choose,” and said he would roll back restrictions on Planned Parenthood funding.
Some of those restrictions include a regulation issued by the Department of Health and Humans Services (HHS) that prohibits family planning clinics that receive federal funding from providing privately funded abortions.
Biden has previously said he no longer supports the Hyde amendment, which prevents Medicaid from paying for abortions.
“As president, I’m going to do everything in my power to expand access to quality affordable health care for women, especially women of color,” Biden vowed.
McGill Johnson said that Biden has “committed to champion access to sexual and reproductive health care — including access to abortion — and to fight for our communities.”
She added, “When he left the Senate, Vice President Joe Biden had a 100% voting record from Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and has been clear he is ‘100% for sexual and reproductive health.’ And we are going to hold him to that.”
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