Joe Biden: Commit to Clear Plan to Eliminate Abortion Restrictions

Target: Joe Biden, Former Vice President, United States

Goal: Outline steps to remove obstacles to safe and reliable abortion services.

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden raised eyebrows in 2019 when he announced that he would end the Hyde Amendment, which restricts the use of federal funds to pay for abortions except to save a woman’s life or in cases of rape or incest. Biden had previously supported the amendment for decades, and his reversal raised hopes for advocates of women’s rights.

As of yet, Biden hasn’t outlined any strategy for ending Hyde, which opponents say disproportionately affects lower-income, younger, and immigrant women, especially women of color. This leaves many questioning whether women can count on meaningful change, or if it’s simply a campaign promise.

The right to a safe abortion is under constant threat in the United States, often through state laws and regulations of questionable constitutionality. If Biden hopes to gain the approval of some of the most needful women in the US, he must take a stand and speak plainly on his intentions to guarantee continued access to reproductive health services. Sign the petition below to demand that he commit to a positive plan of action.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Vice President,

Publicly ending your support for the Hyde Amendment was a courageous act which gave hope to the defenders of reproductive health and women’s rights. Despite having a legal right to abortion, millions of disadvantaged women are effectively barred from getting the care they need due to this unfair law.

However, since your announcement, you have not detailed any of the steps which you will take to end Hyde should you become president. Americans deserve to know how you will take this crucial step if we are to trust you with the highest office in the country. I demand that you release a plan to end the Hyde Amendment once and for all.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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One Comment

  1. Karen Redd says:

    He’s one of them, a murderer.

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