Joe Biden was formally endorsed by Planned Parenthood for president Monday. The announcement was made by Planned Parenthood Action Fund president Alexis McGill Johnson via video. She also stated all women who need “safe and legal abortion[s] cannot afford four more years of President Trump. We have to do everything we can to get him out of office.”
When Joe Biden was vice president, she added, “more people got insurance coverage than ever. “Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, birth control, STI testing [and] cancer screenings were all covered.”
Johnson shared Trump “has tried to tear down our progress, making it harder to access birth control, sabotaging the Affordable Care Act, blocking access to care and Planned Parenthood, appointing a record number of judges opposed to reproductive rights.”
Biden called healthcare a “right.”
“As president, I’m going to do everything in my power to expand access to quality, affordable health care for women, especially women of color,” Biden said. “Together we’re going to reverse the global gag and domestic gag rule, restoring the Title 10 program. We will protect women’s constitutional right to choose. I’m proud to stand with you in this fight.”
Seen as the most prolific pro-life president in history, Trump is following the footsteps of Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush to protect the sanctity of life.
“Life is winning in America once again,” Vice President Mike Pence said in a passionate speech about the president’s stance on pro-life in 2019.
“But for all the progress we’re making, tragically, at the very moment that more Americans than ever before are embracing the right to life, leading members of the Democratic Party are embracing a radical agenda of abortion on demand.”
Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to undeviatingly address the March for Life anti-abortion rally in Washington in 2018 – continuing to set his pro-life agenda.
Trump also reinstated and expanded the Mexico City Policy by stopping backdoor funding to foreign NGO’s who actively fund abortions. This policy was initially launched by the Reagan Administration at the International Population Conference Mexico City in 1984.
Reagan maintained that the U.S. would not contribute funds to non-governmental organizations promoting abortion “as a method of family planning in other nations.” This became known as the Mexico City Policy. This was later revoked by President Bill Clinton and reinstated by George W. Bush and revoked again by the Barack Obama Administration.