By Dave Andrusko
“Joe Biden’s unique trait as a politician is — and always has been — his honesty.” Chris Cillizza, September 10, 2015.
“An allegation like this in the #MeToo era can’t be pushed aside with a dismissive denial from an aide or talking points that misconstrue great reporting by the [New York] Times. The accusation merits a personal response from Biden. Still.” –Chris Cillizza, April 29, 2020.
Let’s count the many ways why former Vice President Joe Biden would tell an audience participating in an online townhall meeting Tuesday, “We need to ensure that women have access to all health services during this crisis. …Abortion [is] an essential health care service.”
We could probably list 70 but let’s settle on seven.
#1. He was in the presence of Hillary Clinton, who makes the most wild-eyed pro-abortion feminist look positively timid. Pro-lifers know that had Clinton been elected President, she would have brought the full force of her militancy to bear on us, and, through us, unborn babies.
#2. He was in the presence of Hillary Clinton, from whom Biden had finallllllly won an endorsement. The tiniest hesitancy on an issue close to Clinton’s heart would not have gone over well.
#3. The focus of the townhall meeting were the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on women. It is a tenet of pro-abortion orthodox not only that the show must go on—babies must be slaughtered on schedule—but also that a pandemic presents an almost unparalleled opportunity to argue for the wonderfulness of DIY chemically-induced abortions performed at home.
#4. Clinton’s endorsement, Reuters reported, “came at a critical moment as Biden aims to raise his profile with female voters.” Well, yes. It also comes at a time when Biden is doing his level best to avoid his own #MeToo moment.
#5. Following the party line again and again and again is a way of reassuring pro-abortion voters that when he threw over his career-long support for the Hyde Amendment, there was no turning back. Far from having second thoughts about the wisdom of jettisoning his support for a policy that saved over two million lives, a President Biden would be an obedient pawn of the Abortion Establishment, led by Planned Parenthood, NARAL, and EMILY’s List.
#6. It’s good practice for pulling in the usual pro-abortion heavyweights—ACOG, for example—to contrast his “science-based” posture with anyone silly enough to believe in a pandemic that elective abortion is, well, an elective surgery, not an essential surgery. And finally, my favorite, building on #6 …
#7 “It’s being used as a political wedge right now,” Biden said. Pardon? Who is shamelessly using a pandemic that has already taken the lives of over 60,000 Americans to try to persuade the FDA to expand access to mail-order and telemedicine abortions by asking the FDA to loosen restrictions on chemical abortions that are intended to protect women?
Seven reasons why Joe Biden sings in harmony with the most radical wing of an already radically pro-abortion Democrat Party.