With the 2024 presidential election just months away, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are making abortion the center of the reelection campaign, with the president recently criticizing “extreme Republicans” who have proposed or imposed pro-life measures across the U.S.
The president denounced GOP officials who have signed laws into place that limit the timeframe a woman could choose to have an abortion, claiming that the “right to privacy is under attack.” As most leftists do, Biden focused on the pregnant woman, refusing to call her a mother and said it is her “right to choose” whether to abort a conceived child in her body.
Biden claimed that a woman’s “right” to abortion is “founded on the idea of freedom,” citing the rarest instances of abortion, where the mother’s life is in danger. Although several states across the U.S. have placed limits on abortion, others, like Oregon, allow women to abort a child even through 9 months of pregnancy.
Guttmacher reported that in 2020, over 930,000 abortions were conducted. The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) indicated that 39% of all abortions in America are done for Black mothers, marking the highest percentage per racial group.
The "safe, legal, and rare" mantra of pro-choice moderates stopped working when "rare" turned into "common" and the "shout your abortion" pride-fest of baby termination began.
"Hands off my body" is all well and good until 930,000 American babies are aborted every year.
— Libby Emmons (@libbyemmons) January 22, 2024
Biden referred to the number of abortions conducted in the U.S. as a “cruel reality,” adding that it “has resulted in extreme Republicans who for years have made it their mission to end Roe v Wade decision. Since Roe was overturned and 21 states abortion bans are now in effect.”
The president has repeatedly used the word “extreme” to refer to individuals who disagree with him on crucial issues like abortion, the LGBT community, or the Russia-Ukraine war.
Biden has condemned bans against abortion, claiming that “your right to choose and your right to privacy” would be jeopardized if such limits on abortion are placed at the federal level.
The president, despite calling pro-life Republicans “extreme,” has called on Congress to pass a federal law allowing abortion to take place without limits or exceptions.
Biden made his remarks on the 51st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, which was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2022, with the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case.