By Dave Andrusko
If the stakes weren’t so high, it would be almost amusing. On those rare occasions when he is allowed to speak, pro-abortion former Vice President Joe Biden throws everything including the kitchen sink and the garden hose at pro-life President Donald Trump. Not a peep, not even a raised eyebrow from the media. That’s okay (anything’s okay), because anything hostile said about President Trump is treated as if there is no other opinion.
By contrast, in a July 17 speech delivered at Ripon College, pro-life Vice President Mike Pence labeled Biden for what he is—an abortion extremist—but these are “attacks,” “exaggerated claims,” and (worst of all for Biden-supporting reporters) is “drawing sharp contrasts.” (To be clear, the two are virtually 180 degrees apart on almost all issues of consequence. The public truly will have a choice.)
So, what did Mr. Pence say about Mr. Biden? Drawing from the transcript posted at www.whitehouse.gov, after stating that “I couldn’t be more proud to be Vice President to a President who has stood without apology for the sanctity of human life,” Mr. Pence said
By contrast, Joe Biden supports taxpayer funding of abortion, repealing the Hyde Amendment, ending a Mexico City policy that prevents federal funding from supporting abortions around the world. And Joe Biden even supports late-term abortion — allowing innocent, unborn children to be aborted right up to the moment of birth.
If you read the Newsweek account, you couldn’t miss that Benjamin Fearnow’s primary purpose is to manipulate, obscure, and misread what Biden has said (or recommended in documents such as the “Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force”) so as to come to the conclusion that what Pence said was nothing more than “aggressive claims.”
(As an aside Fearnow states, “He [Pence] did little to tout President Donald Trump’s own re-election campaign ….” That is flatly untrue, not even close to being true, and just sloppy, sloppy journalism.)
Read the following paragraphs from Fearnow’s story carefully:
But despite Pence’s aggressive claims, Biden has only publicly expressed support for the codification of Roe v. Wade into federal law, and he only recently announced he no longer supports the Hyde Amendment that banned the use of federal funds for abortion except in rare cases. …
But health experts say that just because someone supports abortion rights, it doesn’t mean they back “extreme late-term abortions.” One expert told the Washington Post after Trump’s March claim that the concept of “abortion up until the moment of birth” is not rooted in reality.
So (1) Biden dumped his support for the Hyde Amendment last year, the day after reaffirming his support, when the Abortion Industry laid the hammer to him. Suddenly, Biden discovered that the public paying for elective abortions was a kind of moral mandate.
(2) “Doesn’t mean they back ‘extreme late-term abortions.’” But Biden does! He refuses to stake out any territory that abortionists are forbidden from entering. None.
(3) “Codification of Roe” is the catch phrase euphemism pro-abortion Democrats employ as shorthand for eliminating any and all limitations on abortion and—AND—compelling taxpayers to pay for elective abortions. Before the Hyde Amendment went into effect, we paid for 300,000+ abortions each year—and the number was increasing!
For more on “Joe Biden’s unbridled abortion extremism,” go here.
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