President Joe Biden reacted with outrage this week after Politico reported that five of the Supreme Court’s nine justices are poised to overturn Roe v. Wade.
However, Fox News host Tucker Carlson has pointed out that Biden’s own history when it comes to abortion is something he probably doesn’t want to talk about.
Specifically, Carlson noted that Biden was once well known for arguing that the 1973 case which discovered a previously unknown right to abortion had “gone too far.”
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“Joe Biden has always supported legal abortion, but nine years after the Roe decision was handed down, he was still willing to admit it was indefensible as a legal decision,” Carlson told viewers on Tuesday evening.
“Pregnant women, Biden explained in 1982 as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, should not have ‘the sole right to say what should happen’ to their unborn children, because, after all, no one creates children alone,” the host stated, adding, “It takes two people. That’s obvious.”
“In fact, Biden concluded Roe had gone ‘too far,’” Carlson continued, adding, “And of course, it had gone too far. That was obvious then. It’s obvious now.”
“Then, as now, many Americans believe that abortion is murder. Many other Americans consider abortion a prerequisite to happiness,” Carlson said.
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However, despite his earlier criticism of Roe, the president has since taken far more extreme positions regarding abortion.
While seeking the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in 2019, Biden repudiated his former support for the Hyde Amendment, a budgetary provision that limits when federal funds can be used to pay for abortion.
“I can’t justify leaving millions of women without access to the care they need and the ability … to exercise their constitutional protected right,” CBS quoted Biden as saying.
In a bizarre moment on Tuesday, Fox News reported that the president even invoked his Catholic faith in support of abortion rights, arguing that they stem from being “a child of God.”
That lead to vocal pushback online, with American Majority founder Ned Ryun tweeting, “Pretty sure God doesn’t want His children murdering viable unborn human beings as nauseam.”