Why Joe Biden Hates Saying the A-Word

If I were a committed abortion rights supporter, I’d be pretty angry right now—at Joe Biden.

“As he prepared to board Air Force One,” reports Politico, “the president foreshadowed the message he will relay in the weeks and months ahead: If the high court’s draft opinion remains unchanged, it will threaten a larger collection of rights long taken for granted by the public, from contraception to marriage.”

Biden’s plan is to return “to a playbook he crafted 35 years ago” when he opposed Robert Bork’s nomination as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. To that end, the White House wants to make the case that this is about more than abortion.

“It would mean that every other decision relating to the notion of privacy is thrown into question,” Biden said. “If what is written is what remains, it goes far beyond the concern of whether or not there is the right to choose. It goes to other basic rights … who you marry, whether or not you decide to conceive a child or not, whether or not you can have an abortion, a range of other decisions.”

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