Where Do the Candidates Actually Stand On Abortion?
Although abortion wasn’t the focus of last night’s presidential debate, the outcome of this election will impact life like never before. This November, life is quite literally on the ballot. Both Joe Biden and Donald Trump have strong, but dramatically different stances on abortion.
Joe Biden, along with his running mate Kamala Harris have strongly voiced their support of abortion through all nine months of pregnancy. A quick look at Biden’s campaign website confirms his commitment to abortion and his detailed plans for pro-abortion policy if elected:
- Biden plans to “codify Roe v. Wade” and use the DOJ to stop pro-life laws enacted by local state legislatures. Without those laws, abortion will run rampant.
- Biden pledges to “restore federal funding for Planned Parenthood,” the abortion giant which committed over 345,000 abortions last year. He also promises to force states to fund abortion.
- Biden is committed to “repealing the Hyde Amendment” a pro-life protection which bars taxpayer funding from being used directly for abortions. 55% of Americans are against taxpayer funding of abortion.
- Biden promises to “rescind the Mexico City Policy” a vital pro-life protection which ensures that the federal government doesn’t fund abortion overseas. President Trump reinstated the policy within a week of taking office in 2017.
In contrast to Biden/Harris’ radical stances on abortion, President Trump and VP Mike Pence form the most pro-life ticket in our nation’s history. Their strong pro-life record speaks for itself:
- President Trump has repeatedly affirmed that “every child is made in the holy image of God” and began implementing life-saving pro-life policies within days of taking office, including the Mexico City Policy.
- President Trump stated in 2016, “I am pro-life, and I will be appointing pro-life judges,” and has appointed over 200 pro-life judges, including nominating 3 SCOTUS justices. If his current nominee Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed, SCOTUS will have a historic pro-life majority.
- President Trump stripped Planned Parenthood of $60 million taxpayer dollars by strengthening Title X family planning requirements. He has also pledged to move forward with fully defunding Planned Parenthood if re-elected.
- President Trump stood strong against gruesome fetal tissue experiments by canceling an HHS contract which funded experiments that used the body parts of aborted babies. He also formed an fetal tissue research ethics review board which included pro-life experts- among them, a board member of Ohio Right to Life.
- President Trump also signed an executive order protecting babies born alive after botched abortions. In contrast, Joe Biden’s running mate Kamala Harris voted against protecting babies born alive after botched abortions while a US Senator.
- President Trump and VP Mike Pence are the first president and VP respectively to attend the March for Life. In his speech, Trump boldly stated his commitment to life saying, “Under my administration, we will always defend the very first right… that is the right to life.”
The contrast the between the presidential candidates couldn’t be more dramatic. Biden’s radical abortion policy is unprecedentedly extreme. Trump has been the most pro-life president in history. Both have laid out their vision for our country’s future.
Which has your vote?
Director of Communications
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