Biden defends the record on women's issues at the Planned Parenthood forum after his flip-flop on the ban on taxpayers for abortions
- Joe Biden defended his record on women's issues at a Planned Parenthood Action Fund forum in South Carolina
- He had tipped his support for a ban on taxpayers for abortions
- & # 39; I had a 100 percent vote with you, & # 39; he said to the heavy audience of the women
- 22 Democratic candidates spoke with the forum
Joe Biden defended his report on women's issues on Saturday at a forum of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, after he had whistled his support for a ban on tax payments for abortions.
The former vice president was defensively asked about his & # 39; mixed & # 39; Reputation Rights Reputation.
& # 39; I'm not sure about the mixed part. I had a 100 percent vote with you, & he said to the heavy audience of women.
Then his microphone dropped. It fell from his lapel onto his lap.
Joe Biden defended his record on women's issues at a Planned Parenthood Action Fund forum in South Carolina
Elizabeth Warren called for the guarantee of abortion through codification of Roe versus Wade
But he got it back and the conversation continued.
He explained his decision to reverse his support for the Hyde amendment, legislation prohibiting the use of public money in abortions.
& # 39; It became really clear to me that although the Hyde amendment was meant to split the difference here and ensure that women still have access, you cannot get access, and in fact anyone can go through a federal policy have it covered, & # 39; he said, adding that was why "I announced that I can no longer stick to the Hyde amendment."
Women's groups and Biden & # 39; s rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020 went after the former vice president earlier this month when he said he still supported the policies for which he voted as a member of the Senate.
Biden changed his position in the wake of criticism.
& # 39; If I believe that healthcare is a right like me, I can no longer support an amendment & # 39; "It makes it harder for some women to gain access to care," Biden said on a fundraising party at the Democratic Party in Atlanta.
He doubled his support for women's reproductive rights at the Planned Parenthood Forum in South Carolina, the third state to vote for the nominated party in the 2020 primary process.
There were 22 candidates who spoke against the forum, which took place across the state convention from the Democratic Party of South Carolina.
Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Bill de Blasio all expressed their support for ensuring the legality of abortion by coding Roe versus Wade, the monumental Supreme Court case that legalized the procedure – a popular attitude towards the crowd.
Warren told the crowd that it was time to take offense with Roe v. Wade & # 39; by codifying it.
She also called for the Hyde amendment to be withdrawn.
Reproductive rights have been put in the spotlight again after several states have passed laws restricting women's access to an abortion.
In addition, President Donald Trump has appointed two judges for the Supreme Court, many activists fear that they will abort abortion rights.
Kirsten Gillibrand, who built her presidential campaign on her support for women's affairs, immediately followed Trump for his position on abortion.
& # 39; If President Trump wants a war against America & # 39; s women, it is a war he will get and it is a war he will lose, & # 39; she said.
Kirsten Gillibrand told the crowd whether the president wanted a war against the health of women he would get
Kamala Harris told the crowd the right to an abortion is about & # 39; equal rights & # 39;
Warren told the crowd that restricting a woman's right to an abortion is a class attack on women, it is a race attack on women & # 39 ;.
& # 39; Boys, it's not 1952, you're not going to lock up women in the kitchen. You're not going to tell us what to do, & she said to applaud.
Kamala Harris told the crowd that the right to an abortion is about & # 39; equal rights & # 39 ;.
& # 39; It's about a woman who makes a decision and has her own body & # 39 ;, she said.
Bernie Sanders was also warmly welcomed by the crowd, several of whom shouted: & # 39; We love you Bernie. & # 39;
But it was Cory Booker who got the audience going when he stated: & # 39; This is election is about women. & # 39;
The crowd whimpered and screamed in response.
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