Attack commercial for Biden's campaign attributes Dobbs' abortion choice to Trump

 January 22, 2024

On Sunday, the presidential campaign of Joe Biden unveiled a fresh attack advertisement that aims to attribute the overturning of Roe v. Wade to former President Donald Trump, something conservatives consider a victory for the former Commander in Chief. 

This comes as the Biden-Harris ticket endeavors to prioritize the abortion issue, as Fox News reported, attempting to direct the ire of abortion supporters toward Trump

The ad features Dr. Austin Dennard, an OB/GYN and mother of three in Dallas who claims she was forced to leave the state of Texas to get an abortion after at a "routine ultrasound" she learned "that the fetus would have a fatal condition" and "that there was absolutely no chance of survival."

The Ad

"Having this beautiful, messy, chaotic, but wonderful family, it’s the joy of my life," the doctor said. "I never thought that I would need an abortion for a planned pregnancy. But I did. Two years ago, I became pregnant with a baby I desperately wanted," Dennard says.

"In Texas, you are forced to carry that pregnancy. And that is because of Donald Trump overturning Roe v. Wade. The choice was completely taken away.

"I was to continue my pregnancy, putting my life at risk. It’s every woman’s worst nightmare, and it was absolutely unbearable. We need leaders that will protect our rights, and not take them away. And that’s Joe Biden and Kamala Harris."

The advertisement concludes with Biden and Harris posing alongside two still images, followed by the president stating, "I’m Joe Biden and I approve this message."

Biden's campaign wrote in the caption of the X advertisement, "Because of Donald Trump, Dr. Austin Dennard was forced to flee Texas to get the heath care she needed to save her life. It’s simply outrageous."

The Supreme Court Decision

As a result of the Supreme Court's Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization decision in June 2022, the precedent-setting decision was reversed during Biden's administration.

Trump, who attributed responsibility for the Roe v. Wade decision to the appointment of conservative justices to the Supreme Court throughout his presidency, has positioned himself as the most "pro-life president."

However, in September, he faced disapproval from conservatives for critiquing the six-week ban imposed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

Trump disavowed late-term abortions and pledged to reach a compromise on the maximum gestational age at which abortion should be outright prohibited, possibly 15 weeks.

The current president is expected to deliver remarks in Big Bend, Wisconsin, on Monday, as part of her "Fight for Reproductive Freedoms" tour, and per Harris’ office, will speak about how she "will also hold extremists accountable for proposing a national abortion ban, call on Congress to restore the protections of Roe, and outline steps the Administration is taking to protect access to health care."

Meanwhile, the White House announced that Biden will call the Task Force on Reproductive Healthcare Access's fourth meeting, "where agencies will announce new actions to protect access to reproductive health care."

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