The political fundraising arm of America’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, has endorsed Democrat Joe Biden for president as the organization and its partner groups have vowed to triple their spending in the 2020 election cycle.
“This election is a fight for our country’s very survival,” Planned Parenthood Action Fund Acting President Alexis McGill Johnson said in a statement.
“We have seen the Trump administration dehumanize us, and disregard our health, our rights, and our lives. Trump has attacked access to abortion and reproductive health care, and he has attacked the people that Planned Parenthood health centers serve: women, black people, immigrants, the LGBTQ+ community and more,” she claimed.
According to Johnson, Biden is the only candidate left in the race who will “stand up” for abortion at a time when the Trump administration has enacted policies that limit government funding for organizations that provide abortions domestically and overseas.
Last year, various state governments enacted pro-life laws designed to restrict abortion past certain points of pregnancy. As many as 58 life-affirming laws were passed and signed into law across 22 states.
A pro-life law in Louisiana requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals is being considered by the Supreme Court this year. It’s the first abortion-related case to be argued before the Supreme Court since the confirmations of Trump appointees Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch.
“[Biden] was instrumental in the creation of the Affordable Care Act, which expanded birth control with no co-pay to 63 million women, and in helping to ensure that sexual and reproductive health care was accessible across the country,” Johnson said. “Biden has committed to champion access to sexual and reproductive health care — including access to abortion — and to fight for our communities.”
Biden had a 100% voting record from Planned Parenthood before he left the Senate in 2009 to become vice president under President Barack Obama.
As a candidate, Biden has vowed to expand access to contraception and protect abortion rights, “including with his judicial nominations.”
According to Planned Parenthood, Biden has also vowed to reverse policies enacted by the Trump administration and some states relating to abortion.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Samuel Smith