Biden refers to abortion as a woman’s “personal health decision,” never mentioning it’s not a healthy decision for her pre-born child
In issuing this statement, Joe Biden wasted no time in reacting to Thursday’s U.S. Supreme Court 5-4 decision to uphold S.B. 8, a Texas law, signed by Gov. Greg Abbott in May. S.B. 8 bans abortion in that state after medical professionals can detect cardiac activity —usually around six weeks of pregnancy. Read the law here.
Biden has directed federal agencies to do what they can to “insulate women and providers” from the impact of the pro-life law, declaring his administration will launch a “whole-of-government effort to respond to this decision” and look at “what steps the federal government can take to ensure that women in Texas have access to safe and legal abortions as protected by Roe.”
Voting to uphold the Texas law were Justices Clarence Thomas who in 2019 publicly stated Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided, and Samuel Alito. All three of President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court appointees — Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett — voted with the majority to allow the Texas law to remain in effect. Dissenting was disappointing Chief Justice John Roberts who joined the court’s three leftist justices Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor. As a Catholic and the father of two adopted children Roberts should be adamantly pro-life, since he and his wife would not have their family if their children’s Irish national birth mothers had aborted them.
Biden’s U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland stated the Justice Department is “deeply concerned” about the law, and is “evaluating all options to protect the constitutional rights of women, including access to an abortion.”
This is the same Merrick Garland, newly minted “conservative” Kari Lake extolled as a fine candidate when Barack Obama wanted to appoint him to the U.S. Supreme Court to replace actual conservative Justice Antonin Scalia who died unexpectedly. Lake, who gave substantial donations to both John Kerry and Barack Obama when she was still a democrat, is now dishonestly running for Arizona Governor on the Republican ticket. Watch her video to hear her praising pro-abortion democrat Merrick Garland.
* Catholic In Name Only