Another Biden flip-flop from an earlier position on abortion

By Dave Andrusko

You never quite know what pro-abortion President Joe Biden will say next.  But you can know that often it will be in direction contradiction to something he said earlier, sometimes in the same setting.

One thing you could be sure of what that, earlier this week he would issue a statement blasting the Texas Heartbeat bill which the Supreme Court refused to put on hold. What else could the born-again (and again and again) pro-abortion partisan say?

Well, for one thing, as Christine Rousselle wrote, he could toss overboard a remaining remnant of the position he held before he began currying favor with pro-abortionists in his run up to winning his party’s presidential nomination.

Referring to a press conference this morning, the headline to Rousselle’s story read, “Contradicting past statements, Biden says he doesn’t believe life begins at conception.”

Biden answered a reporter’s question on abortion on Friday, after addressing the August jobs numbers at the White House. “I respect those who believe life begins at the moment of conception,” Biden said. “I don’t agree, but I respect that. I’m not going to impose that on people.” 

Rousselle then listed  a couple of examples of the times Biden said that life did begin at conception.

At the 2012 vice presidential debate against Republican nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), Biden stated plainly that he believed life began at conception. 

“Life begins at conception, that’s the Church’s judgment. I accept it in my personal life,” he said. “But I refuse to impose it on equally devout Christians and Muslims and Jews, and I just refuse to impose that on others, unlike my friend here, the congressman.”

And

In a September 2008 interview, shortly before he was elected vice president, Biden said that he was “prepared as a matter of faith to accept that life begins at the moment of conception.”

Biden insisted in both instances he was not going to “impose” his views on others, but the point is he said he believed life begins at conception.