Joe Biden Can't Make Up His Mind About Whether or Not Poor Women Should Have Equal Access to Abortion
This commentary by Esther Wang from Jezebel includes these types of opinions:
- The Hyde Amendment is wrong and Joe Biden should never have supported it in the first place. Even the reasons he gave for changing his position were inadequate and show his ignorance when it comes to women's rights.
- The main problem with Biden’s position is he acts as though abortion rights were not under attack until very recently. “It’s almost as if he hasn’t been paying attention”— conveniently forgetting that he himself pushed hard against the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate.
- In some ways, Biden’s reversal demonstrates how politics should work: “a candidate espouses certain views and if enough people disagree vehemently enough, then that candidate should change their mind.” But the leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination shouldn’t have to be persuaded to take a stand for equal access to a constitutionally protected right.
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