June 26, 2022

Some abortion history


Green Party - In 1974, then-Senator Joe Biden stated in regards to #RoeVsWade, "I don't like the Supreme Court decision on abortion. I think it went too far." He went on to say, "I don't think that a woman has the sole right to say what should happen to her body."

▪️In 1982, Biden was 1 of only 2 Democratic lawmakers who supported a constitutional amendment allowing states to overturn Roe v. Wade and pass their own laws on abortion. 9 years later, Biden was largely to blame for the confirmation of anti-abortion Justice Clarence Thomas.
▪️In 2015, eventual Democratic nominee for president Hillary Clinton told MSNBC "[If] there's a way to structure some kind of constitutional restriction [on abortion] that takes into account the life of the mother and her health, then I'm open to that."
▪️In 2017, Pelosi asserted that Dems fighting for abortion rights were "hurting the party" and that they should be open to anti-choice candidates. Senator Sanders & DNC head Tom Perez echoed these sentiments, the party should not "demand fealty" to the party's ostensibly pro-choice positions.

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