April 30, 2020

Biden Calls Abortion "Essential Health Care" During Virtual Town Hall

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In a virtual town hall, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden called abortion "essential health care" and criticized state politicians for temporarily banning abortion during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Finally, we need to ensure that women have access to all health services during this crisis,” Biden said, adding, “abortion is an essential health care service.”

“States should not be using public health crises to infringe on a woman’s constitutional right” to abort her child, the candidate later added.

The town hall was themed around the impact of COVID-19 on women and included a presidential endorsement from former secretary of state Hillary Clinton. During her time on screen, Clinton said, “every form of health care should continue to be available, including reproductive health care for every woman in this country.”

Biden's stance in favor of abortion is in stark contrast to President Donald Trump, who altered Title X funding requirements to prevent abortion businesses from taking that taxpayer funding. He also became the first sitting president to speak at the annual March for Life rally in Washington D.C earlier this year.

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