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Biden Wants to Toss Senate Filibuster Just So Democrats Can Enshrine Abortion

CBN News Staff : Jul 1, 2022  Faithwire.com

Biden himself used to have a very different view on abortion. In a 2006 interview, he stated, "I do not view abortion as a choice and a right. I view it as a tragedy. And I think it should be rare and safe and I think we should be focusing on how to limit the number of abortions and there ought to be a common ground and consensus to do that."

[Faithwire.com] ...Joe Biden said Thursday he would support an exception to the Senate filibuster so Democrats can make abortion access the law of the land now that the US Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade. (Screengrab image)

"If the filibuster gets in the way, it's like voting rights," Biden said during a press conference in Madrid, where he was attending a NATO summit. The Democratic president said there should be an "exception to the filibuster for this action to deal with the Supreme Court decision."

As a former senator, Biden has been reluctant to support changes to the filibuster which allows any member of the 100-member Senate to block action on legislation unless it receives 60 votes. Earlier this year he also endorsed sidestepping the filibuster on the issue of voting rights, and his latest comments make clear that he's willing to do the same for abortion.

Biden himself used to have a very different view on abortion. In a 2006 interview, he stated, "I do not view abortion as a choice and a right. I view it as a tragedy. And I think it should be rare and safe and I think we should be focusing on how to limit the number of abortions and there ought to be a common ground and consensus to do that."

Biden's support for changes to the filibuster in the 50-50 Senate may ultimately be immaterial. The Senate Democratic caucus would need to unanimously take such a step, but at least two Democratic senators, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, don't want to undermine the long-standing filibuster... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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