Biden Criticizes Florida Ban Of Late-Term Abortions To Appease Radical Base

Joe Biden has taken a public stance against Florida’s new pro-life 15-week law as “dangerous” in a move pandering to his radical leftist base.

The allegedly devout Catholic president posted a tweet last week in response to the new law prohibiting abortions in Florida after the 15th week of pregnancy. He said the bill passed by the Republican state legislature was a dangerous and severe restriction on “women’s access to reproductive health care.” He went on to say that his administration “will not stand for the continued erosion” of the power to abort unborn children.

Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ outspoken press secretary Christina Pushaw took to Twitter to call Biden out on his criticism. She asked Biden why he ignored the fact that the new Florida measure protects unborn babies after nearing viability and being sensitive to pain. She pointed out that Biden is calling for protections of unrestricted late-term abortions.

DeSantis has pledged to sign the bill into law shortly after the legislature has approved it. The bill passed in the Republican Florida Senate by 23-15.

The new Florida law provides exceptions for abortions after 15 weeks when the procedure is necessary to save the mother’s life or avoid serious health risks and when a baby is diagnosed in utero with a “fatal fetal abnormality.” That would mean a child is virtually sure to die at birth or shortly after that.

Republicans in the Florida Senate rejected amendments that would have provided for late-term exceptions in cases of rape, incest or human trafficking. State Sen. Kelli Stargel said that not including those exceptions reflected the decision that a child should not die because of the “circumstances of its conception.”

The bill was designed in anticipation of the forthcoming decision by the Supreme Court in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case. The Supreme Court has been requested to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case prohibiting most state-level abortion regulations. A final ruling in Dobbs is expected before the end of the current term of the Supreme Court in June.

The Florida bill is modeled on acts in Arizona and West Virginia. All three are designed to mirror the Mississippi statute in the Dobbs case.