Far-left ‘ fact-checkers‘ have joined the scrum in a desperate bid to downplay the extreme abortion support of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris.
After speakers at the Republican National Convention repeatedly charged that Biden and Harris support abortion up to the time of birth, Politifact and FactCheck.org now claim this is false, Just Facts Daily reported.
However, Biden’s and Harris’s vows to uphold Roe vs. Wade and support of other causes—such as the Women’s Health Protection Act—reveal their veiled approval of late-term abortions.
At the 2020 RNC, President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence distinguished their stances on abortion from their opponents’.
“Joe Biden claims he has empathy for the vulnerable—yet, the party he leads supports the extreme late-term abortion of defenseless babies right up to the moment of birth,” Trump said.
Deirdre Byrne, a Catholic nun, former surgeon, and retired army officer, also spoke against Biden at the convention.
“President Trump will stand up against Biden-Harris, who are the most anti-life presidential ticket ever, even supporting the horrors of late-term abortion and infanticide,” Byrne said.
Fact checkers from various left-wing media outlets cried out in protest.
“Biden does not support ‘late-term abortion and infanticide,” Glenn Kessler, Salvador Rizzo and Meg Kelly of the Washington Post Fact Checker claimed.
Sheryl Gay Stolberg of the New York Times echoed this: “Democrats support abortion rights, but that does not mean they call for women to have an unfettered right to terminate pregnancies up until the point of birth.”
Biden, has made his adherence to Roe vs. Wade well-known on his campaign website.
Although Roe vs. Wade does not directly allow for third-trimester abortion, it provides many loopholes in support of it.
“The Biden Agenda for Women” on his website reads, “Biden will work to codify Roe v. Wade, and his Justice Department will do everything in its power to stop the rash of state laws that so blatantly violate Roe v. Wade.”
Roe vs. Wade allows for abortion of “viable” babies—or babies who have passed the threshold of 22 weeks and are able to survive independently outside of the womb—only when the “health of the mother” needs to be “protected.”
The “health of the mother,” furthermore, is widely defined in Roe vs. Wade.
Anyone licensed to perform abortions can evaluate a mother’s health based off of anything from her physical health to her financial security, from her embarrassment of having the child to the mental distress of taking care of the child.
Roe vs. Wade indeed cites the “stigma of unwed motherhood” and the distress, for all concerned, associated with the unwanted child” as feasible threats to a mother’s health.
Broad interpretation of the word “health” can allow a baby to be aborted at any time for any reason at the convenience of the abortionist or mother.
Furthermore, the Women’s Health Protection Act seeks to cement that which Roe vs. Wade has put in place. It will remove all restrictions on abortion once a baby reaches “viability” if the birth or baby threatens the mother’s “health.”
In doing so, the Women’s Health Protection Act will overturn the limits state and local governments have placed on abortion. These limits number more than 400.
Harris is co-sponsoring the Senate bill.
The Washington Post Fact Checker has diminished the powers of the bill, claiming that it merely prevents states “from banning abortion before the fetus reaches viability.”
Democrats in New York, Rhode Island and Illinois are passing laws that allow late-term abortions if the life or health of the mother is at risk.
New York claims that this new law aligns itself more closely with Roe vs Wade. Its original law only allowed abortion if the mother’s life alone was threatened.
Biden touts Roe vs. Wade on his campaign website.
Politifact asserts that “late-term abortions are very rare, about 1%.” 1 percent, however, translates to thousands of deaths each year. In 2013, for instance, there were an estimated 1.21 million abortions.
In diminishing the extent of Biden’s, Harris’s, and the Democratic Party’s support of late-term abortion, the corporate media have furthered efforts to suppress Christian-conservative-voter turn-out.