As President Joe Biden was about to wrap up his address at Tuesday’s AFL-CIO Convention, he made an inadvertently ironic observation.
“We’re the most unique country in the world,” he said. “We’re organized on one notion. Every other country is organized on the basis of geography, ethnicity, religion, and geography. But the United States is based on an idea, only country in the world based on an idea.”
“Because we said we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men and women are created equal, endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights: life, liberty,” said Biden.
“We’ve never met the goal, but we’ve never—other than the Trump administration—tried to walk away from that goal,” he said.
“And it gets better every time we push,” said Biden. “And unions, unions are going to play a critical role in that future.”
The Trump administration has reneged on its goal of protecting the God-given rights to life as outlined in the Declaration of Independence. But Biden and the AFL-CIO didn’t.
Hardly. The exact opposite is true.
In 2020, Biden’s campaign website said: “Biden will work to codify Roe v. Wade.”
When the Supreme Court’s draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health was leaked last month, Biden once again made clear that he favors federal “codification” of the “right” to kill an unborn child.
As Biden was boarding Air Force One on May 3, he told reporters: “I think the codification of Roe makes a lot of sense.”
According to the White House he also invoked religion to defend abortion. “Roe says what all basic mainstream religions have historically concluded … that the existence of a human life and being is a question,” said Biden. “Is it at the moment of conception? Is it six weeks? Is it 6 months? Is it—is it quickening, like Aquinas argued?
“I mean, so the idea that we’re going to make a judgment that is going to say that no one can make the judgment to choose to abort a child based on a decision by the Supreme Court, I think, goes way overboard,” said Biden.
Here, Biden inadvertently refuted his own position on abortion by using carelessly candid language, describing an abortion as choosing “to abort a child.”
By advocating a law to codify a right “to abort a child,” Biden plainly violates the principle that, as he puts it, holds that “all men and women are created equal, endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights: life, liberty.”
This principle is also broken in the case of Liz Shuler, AFL-CIO President.
She tweeted a link that led to a Washington Post article about the draft opinion of Dobbs’ draft. The Post story carried this headline: “Supreme Court is ready to strike down Roe v. Wade, leaked draft shows.” Shuler stated in her tweet: “Access to health care without fear and intimidation is every person’s right. We must be able to control our own bodies—which has a direct impact on economic justice and the ability of working people to make a better life for themselves and their families.”
So, what Biden candidly called “the judgment to choose to abort a child,” Shuler calls controlling “our own bodies.”
Evidently, the union boss wouldn’t allow a child whose abortion was performed on him or her to control his/her own body.
Shuler and Biden are concerned that the Supreme Court is about to repeal Roe. It includes three justices who were nominated in part by President Donald Trump. All three—Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett—would need to join Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas in order to reverse Roe (assuming—as is reasonable—that Chief Justice John Roberts lacks both the intellectual integrity and moral courage to do so).
If Roe is overturned, the decision “to abort a child,” as Biden would say, would not be outlawed. It would be returned to the States.
The anti-abortion side would win in the intense state-by–state debates that would ensue.
The anti-abortion team will prevail because it is based in truth, while the abortion-advocate side focuses on lies. The truth will prevail over the lie.
Unfortunately, the current president of the United States recognizes the same truth—that the issue is about whether it should be legal “to abort a child”—but he holds allegiance to his pro-death political party over the fundamental principle stated in the Declaration of Independence.
Millions of innocent human beings have been murdered in their mothers’ wombs in the United States over the past five decades because Biden and politicians like him have lacked the moral and political courage to defend the God-given right to life.
This will be their blood-stained legacy.
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