Texas abortion law: Joe Biden says life doesn’t begin at conception
Matthias Browning

Matthias Browning September 9, 2021
US President Joe Biden. Image: Michael Stokes, Wikipedia Commons

Abortion is big business, and with Texas announcing the Heartbeat Bill, U.S. President Joe Biden has weighed in on the matter.

According to the new law, which is causing major division across not only those in Texas, but those across the country, the law bans abortion once “the rhythmic contracting of fetal cardiac tissue can be detected, sometimes before a woman realizes she is pregnant”.

The bill states that there are no exceptions for rape or incest, but exceptions can be made for a medical emergency. Abortion providers can also be sued for helping women participate in executing an abortion, as private citizens will have the power to sue abortion providers and anyone who ‘aids or abets’ an abortion after six weeks. Citizens who win such lawsuits would be entitled to at least $10,000.

Now Biden, a self-confessed Catholic who was refused Communion by a Catholic priest in 2019 because of his stance on abortion, has spoken out on the Bill. While he states that he is a strong supporter of Roe v Wade, he says the new Texas law creates a “vigilante system” where people are rewarded for informing authorities of those who go on to have an abortion.

“I respect people who believe life begins at conception,” he said, “but I don’t agree.”

Biden went on to say that there are people within the Justice Department who are looking to see if there are things that can be done “that can limit the independent actions of individuals in enforcing a state law. I don’t know enough to give you an answer yet. Ive asked that to be checked.”

The bill was originally signed by Governor Kemp on May 7, 2019, bringing into effect one of the strictest abortion laws in the country at the time. The bill would prohibit abortions after a heartbeat can be detected in a conceptus, which is usually when a woman is six weeks pregnant.

Related: A Word to Pro-Life Evangelicals Who Voted for Biden

In March, Franklin Graham came out in support of the Notre Dame community after it pulled the plug on having President Joe Biden speak due to his stance on abortion. Notre Dame, which traditionally gives presidents an honorary degree, declined the offer to Biden amid outrage over his pro-choice views.

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“I know that being president is tough, but I appreciate that 4,300 members of the Notre Dame community signed a petition asking university leadership not to have President Joe Biden speak at commencement due to his position in support of abortion,” Graham said.

“They said, ‘He rejects Church teachings on abortion, marriage, sex and gender and is hostile to religious liberty. He embraces the most pro-abortion and anti-religious liberty public policy program in history.’ This took a lot of guts, but I’m grateful they would stand up for truth and life. God bless them.”