March 4, 2018

Political positions of Joe Biden: Birth and abortion

Wikipedia - Biden believes that the decision handed down in Roe v. Wade should remain intact. He is quoted as saying, "The best policy for our country on the question of abortion is a policy of Government neutrality. Put another way: I do not believe that the government should be involved in making judgments on whether a woman can, or should have an abortion, or – if she chooses to do so – in paying for that abortion." In September 2008, Biden was barred by Joseph Francis Martino, the bishop of Scranton, Pennsylvania, from receiving Holy Communion in the diocese because of his support for abortion rights.

He voted in favor of a 1999 bill to ban in most circumstances partial birth abortion and on 2003 Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003. Biden has defended these votes as recently as April 2007. He has also stated his opposition to federal funding of abortions.

He has joined with Democrats in voting against parental notification and a ban of abortions on military bases. His abortion record includes a 100% rating from NARAL Pro-Choice America in four of the last five years, although he received a 36% in 2003.

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