By Dave Andrusko
In one of the least surprising political developments to date, NARAL Pro-Choice America embraced pro-abortion Joe Biden to its bosom yesterday, saying all is forgiven.
Once upon a time, the former Vice President supported the Hyde Amendment, an unpardonable sin to NARAL, et. al. But he saw the error of his way last year and repented, less than a day after affirming his support for a policy that has saved over two million lives.
According to Alex Roarty of McClatchy, the endorsement of NARAL president Ilyse Hogue is the “latest indication of how the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee is consolidating support from a community of activists who once viewed his candidacy skeptically.”
To be accurate, Hogue fairly gushed over Biden’s embrace of the Abortion Industry’s full agenda.
“We’ve had awesome and robust conversations with the campaign,” Hogue said in an interview with Roarty. “I think, collectively, we’re clear-eyed about the work that needs to be done.”
Hogue said she had spoken with the former vice president in the last couple of weeks “to put the cherry on top of the endorsement.” She declined to reveal specifics of their discussion, but called the group’s endorsement “full throated.”
After all, Biden had come round—all the way around—on the Hyde Amendment:
Hogue said Biden’s shift on the law was proof of his willingness to listen to advocates and his “deeply compassionate” character. On this issue, she said, Biden’s agenda has evolved.
“Robust”; “full throated”; “awesome”; “deeply compassionate” character; and, best of all, Biden’s “agenda has evolved”—I guess we get the drift.
I forgot one thing. Roarty reminded us that “during his current run for president, he has pledged to enshrine access to abortion rights into federal law.”
What else could Biden do to win NARAL’s affections?
Hogue said she is not only pleased with Biden’s agenda on abortion rights, but that she’s also excited about any of the women he is reportedly considering as his running mate.
This is important. All the women currently mentioned as possible running mates are solidly pro-abortion.
And were Biden to become President, whomever is the Vice President would be waiting in the wings whenever his obvious difficulties become too evident to ignore.