NARAL Endorses Biden, Says He'll 'Expand Access to Abortion,' Allow Taxpayer Funding of it

Michael Foust | ChristianHeadlines.com Contributor | Friday, July 31, 2020
NARAL Endorses Biden, Says He'll 'Expand Access to Abortion,' Allow Taxpayer Funding of it

NARAL Endorses Biden, Says He'll 'Expand Access to Abortion,' Allow Taxpayer Funding of it


NARAL Pro-Choice America this week endorsed Joe Biden for president, saying he will “expand access to abortion” and stop the “anti-choice” agenda of the Trump administration.

NARAL, a lobbying and advocacy organization for abortion rights, made the announcement on Monday, roughly two weeks after the Planned Parenthood Action Fund also endorsed the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. NARAL formerly was known as the National Abortion Rights Action League.

“The choice is clear: In his four years in the White House, Donald Trump has exhibited unprecedented cruelty and put lives and freedom on the line time and time again – and this November, we have the opportunity to elect Vice President Joe Biden, a deeply compassionate and thoughtful leader who knows that fighting for reproductive freedom for every body is part and parcel of a just society,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America.

NARAL would work with a Biden administration to expand abortion rights, Hogue added.

“Joe Biden will stand for freedom over Donald Trump’s desire to control women. He will put a stop to Trump’s dangerous anti-choice political agenda when so much hangs in the balance,” Hogue said.

NARAL plans to spend $34.7 million to elect Biden and other like-minded politicians, “from statehouses to the White House,” the press release said.

The press release further said Biden has outlined his commitment to:

  • "protecting and expanding reproductive freedom by vowing to work to safeguard Roe v. Wade."
  • "only appoint judges who will respect Roe."
  • "support the repeal of the racist and discriminatory Hyde Amendment," a legislative provision that prohibits taxpayer funding of abortion.
  • "use executive action to protect and expand access to abortion and contraception, including reversing Trump’s rules gutting reproductive freedom, like the global and domestic gag rules."

The National Right to Life Committee last year endorsed Trump for re-election. Carol Tobias, president of the National Right to Life Committee, called Trump “the only presidential candidate who stands for the unalienable right to life.”

“From his first day in office, President Trump and his Administration have been dedicated to advancing policies that protect the fundamental right to life for the unborn, the elderly, and the medically dependent and disabled,” Tobias said.

A National Right to Life press release said Trump had:

  • restored the Mexico City Policy, which "prevents tax funds from being given to organizations that perform abortions or lobby to change abortion laws of host countries." Trump later expanded the policy to "prevent $9 billion in foreign aid from being used to fund the global abortion industry," the press release said.
  • cut off funding to the United Nations Population Fund "because of that agency’s involvement with China’s forced abortion program."
  • pledged "to veto any legislation that weakens current pro-life federal policies and laws, or that encourages the destruction of innocent human life at any state."
  • ensured federal Title X funding "does not go to facilities that perform or refer for abortions."
  • nominated judges who believe "that federal courts should enforce the rights truly based on the text and history of the Constitution."

“From his first day in office, President Trump and his Administration have been dedicated to advancing policies that protect the fundamental right to life for the unborn, the elderly, and the medically dependent and disabled,” Tobias said.

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Michael Foust has covered the intersection of faith and news for 20 years. His stories have appeared in Baptist Press, Christianity Today, The Christian Post, the Leaf-Chroniclethe Toronto Star and the Knoxville News-Sentinel.