He may appear to be the “moderate” among other far-left presidential contenders but Joe Biden has dropped his Catholic beliefs in favor of front-runner status.
Biden’s health care plan contains standard “boilerplate” language typical of a pro-abortion Democrat, such as supporting abortion giant Planned Parenthood and codifying Roe v. Wade into law, observes Michael New, a visiting professor at The Catholic University of America.
“But what's interesting,” New continues, “is [Biden] says he wants the Department of justice to oppose various state-level pro-life laws, and these include parental involvement laws, waiting periods, (and) clinic regulations."
But those laws enjoy broad public support, New says, plus there is the issue over how the Department of Justice would legally fight state laws.
"The Supreme Court has upheld all of those laws," New tells OneNewsNow.
Biden made headlines last month when he conveniently flip-flopped over the Hyde Amendment, which bans federal taxpayer dollars from being used on abortion services.
CNN reported in a June story that Biden was “bowing to pressure from the Democratic Party’s liberal wing” and was abandoning what was supposedly a “deeply held point of personal conviction” due to his Catholic faith.
All things considered, New says this amounts to position-taking on Biden's part because he finds himself leading the primary with far-left opponents.
"I really think he's trying to pander to liberal Democrat primary voters,” New says of Biden, “and show that he very strongly supports permissive abortion laws.”
If the former view president becomes the Democratic nominee, pro-lifers should publicize Biden’s far-left views in 2020, he adds.