Biden is an unlikely advocate for abortion rights

New York Times: “For President Biden, the threat to the historic Roe decision represents a singular challenge as he attempts to put aside a long history of evident unease over the abortion issue to become a champion of the constitutional right that could soon be wiped off the books. of law “.

“Over the course of half a century of national politics, Mr. Biden has rarely been the full-fledged advocate of the abortion rights activists have sought, evolving from an outspoken critic of Roe early in his career to a seemingly reluctant and in mostly silent supporter. Although he used the word “abortion” in statements written as president, he had never spoken the word aloud since taking office until this week when the draft ruling was leaked. “

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