Biden has a history of anti-choice legislation and positions. For instance, he supported “states’ rights” to overturn Roe v. Wade. Early in his career, Biden voted to allow states to overturn the landmark 1973 abortion legislation Roe v. Wade. The 1981 bill, which thankfully never passed, was referred to by the National Abortion Rights Action League as “the most devastating attack yet on abortion rights.” He also supported the Hyde Amendment, a 1976 bill that prohibits federal funds from being used for abortion services. He even opposed efforts to add the rape and incest exceptions. Biden only recently reversed his position on this matter, though he made “no apologies for the last position.” And as vice president, Biden actively worked to undermine reproductive rights by trying to cut mandated coverage for contraception from the Affordable Care Act.

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