War on Women: Biden Voted to Overturn Roe v. Wade

Posted by on Oct 11, 2012 at 11:24 am
Joe Biden

Since the desperate Obama media is again obsessing on abortion and Mitt Romney’s evolving stances, it’s worth noting that none other than Obama’s vice president once voted for a constitutional amendment to overturn the “sacred” Roe v. Wade. Will Biden be accused of flip-flopping? Don’t hold your breath.

Abortion activists hope that Vice President Joe Biden will portray campaign rival Paul Ryan as an extremist for being pro-life,  but that might be a tall order for a former senator who supported a constitutional amendment to overturn Roe vs. Wade.

In 1982, then-Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., voted for the Human Life Federalism Amendment, which contradicted Roe by declaring that “the right to an abortion is not secured by this Constitution.” The Florida Catholic Conference of Bishops recalls the Hatch Amendment as a “turning point in [the] pro-life cause.”

Biden even bragged about this vote in a letter to one Ms. Juanita Sonnier. “Many thanks for taking the time to inform me of your concern over the controversial issue of abortion, specifically Senate Joint Resolution 110, the Hatch Amendment,” Biden said in the letter. “As I am sure you are aware, on Thursday, March 11, 1982 the Senate Judiciary Committee voted in favor of this measure. I voted for this resolution, which passed by a vote of 10-7.”

Fast forward to this week: “We hope the Vice President Biden makes [Ryan] answer for his extreme anti-woman, anti-family agenda,” Emily’s List President Stephanie Schriock told The Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard.

We really wonder whether Biden ever remembers his past voting record. Will Obama shill Stefanie Cutter call Biden an extremist?

Tags: ,

One Response to “War on Women: Biden Voted to Overturn Roe v. Wade”

  1. Chipperoo on 11/11/12 at 5:03 pm

    I don’t think many people remember that the abortion issue cut across party lines in the seventies. Dems being the party of choice and Pubs being the party of life did not gel until the late 1980s. Keep in mind that pro-choice was a respectable opinion held by none other than Reagan’s veep, G. H. W. Bush.

    The partisan shift was primarily due to the Reagan coalition nationalizing the pro-life stand in their appeal to evangelical voters and urban Catholics, who abandoned Jimmy Carter by the millions in 1980. It was one of the original wedge issues.

    The Dems saw an opening to capitalize on the pro-choice crowd in rebuilding their coalition. Clinton’s win in 1992 finally cemented this bipolar positioning of the parties.