The vast majority of Americans support restricting abortion but Democrats, including those running the Biden administration, are unwilling to support any protections for unborn life.
That became especially apparent on Friday when the White House, after being repeatedly pressed by Fox News, refused to answer whether President Joe Biden supported limits on abortion.
The White House isn’t just dodging questions about abortion restrictions in private, it’s also refusing to answer them in public.
When Fox News White House Correspondent Peter Doocy asked White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre a similar question during a press briefing that same day, she evaded it with a long-winded regurgitation of the Biden administration’s disdain for pro-life Republicans.
“Republicans are saying ‘we don’t want abortion after 15 weeks.’ Why can’t you say how many weeks?” Doocy asked again.
“Peter, I’m answering your question,” Jean-Pierre said after a brief back-and-forth. “What Republicans are trying to do is take us backwards. They’re trying to take away the rights and freedoms of Americans. That’s what we’re calling out.”
Graham’s bill isn’t taking the country backward. If anything, it will finally bring the U.S. up to speed with what other civilized countries already have and what American voters, including some Democrats, want. That’s reflected in new polling from CRC Research which suggests that 55 percent of likely voters are less likely to vote for a candidate who “opposed any protections for the unborn.”
Yet the White House clearly opposes straying from Democrats’ radical midterm abortion agenda — so much so that the administration is refusing to acknowledge that Graham’s proposed 15-week ban is not the extreme war on voters’ wishes corporate media say it is.
Despite the White House’s reluctance to disclose the president’s position on abortion restrictions, President Joe Biden made his stance perfectly clear when he used a lie about the Catholic Church’s view of abortion to justify smearing Graham’s legislation.
“My generic point — and I happen to be a practicing Roman Catholic — my church doesn’t even make that argument now,” Biden said at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in New York City. “And so we’re in a situation where things have changed a lot. But they’ve gotten more extreme in their positions.”
The truth is, the Catholic Church not only condemns abortion as wrong for any reason because life begins at conception, but the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) even endorsed Graham’s bill.
Much like his Democrat allies in the Senate, Biden wants to leverage the Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson decision to influence voters in the upcoming midterms. Biden might think that ignoring the truth about abortion will be all the ammunition he needs to justify his administration’s radical abortion goals, but it won’t. Not only does Biden’s reluctance to support abortion restrictions betray his Catholic faith, but it also betrays voters.
Jordan Boyd is a staff writer at The Federalist and co-producer of The Federalist Radio Hour. Her work has also been featured in The Daily Wire and Fox News. Jordan graduated from Baylor University where she majored in political science and minored in journalism. Follow her on Twitter @jordanboydtx.
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