July 30, 2020

National Abortion Rights Action League Endorses Biden for President

Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden
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The National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) announced that it is endorsing Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden for president on Monday. This announcement comes only a year after the same organization wrote a highly critical statement of Biden's previous support for the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits the use of taxpayer funding to pay for abortions.

“NARAL Pro-Choice America and our 2.5 million members are committed to powering Vice President Biden to victory this November and working with his administration to protect and expand access to abortion care and birth control,” reads the announcement by NARAL president Ilyse Hogue.

“Joe Biden will stand for freedom over Donald Trump’s desire to control women. He will put a stop to Trump’s dangerous anti-choice political agenda when so much hangs in the balance.”

In June of 2019, the NARAL wrote a very different statement that criticized Biden's support of the Hyde Amendment and likely led to him flip-flopping on the issue. In 2019, Hogue said that, “no political or ideological excuse for Joe Biden’s support for the Hyde Amendment, which translates into discrimination against poor women and women of color plain and simple.”

Interestingly, Biden even said immediately after the Roe v. Wade decision that the Supreme Court “too far” by making abortion legal.

Biden's opinion on abortion as time passed flipped entirely, and he now has the full support of the pro-abortion lobby which rejected him not long ago.