A political group who threw their support behind President Biden in the 2020 presidential election now claims it feels “used and betrayed” by him.
In a new letter, Pro-Life Evangelicals for Biden said the Democratic president initially promised to work with them on protecting the rights of the unborn.
But—in Biden’s first major legislation to clear both chambers of Congress—he has excluded a provision that would have stopped taxpayer dollars from being used for abortion.
“We feel very disappointed about the COVID-19 relief package’s exclusion of the Hyde Amendment, a longstanding bipartisan policy that prevents taxpayer funding for abortion,” the group wrote. “We’re even more upset that the Biden administration is supporting the bill.”
The pro-life group said the Biden campaign has not included them in any discussions regarding the bill.
“The Biden team wanted to talk to us during the campaign to gain our support, and we gave it on the condition that there would be active dialogue and common ground solutions on the issue of abortion. There has been no dialogue since the campaign,” the group continued in the letter.
The evangelicals said they risked their own status to back Biden and now have nothing to show for it.
“Many evangelicals and Catholics took risks to support Biden publicly. President Biden and Democrats need to honor their courage,” they said.
The group Pro-Life Evangelicals for Biden voice concerns about the exclusion of the Hyde Amendment in the COVID bill: “We feel used and betrayed.” pic.twitter.com/EEyY2FG5Eg
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) March 7, 2021
As BizPac Review reports, the 2020 decision on the abortion issue could not have been more clear:
Not every American fits squarely in the pro-life or pro-choice camp. Many are understandably conflicted about this sensitive personal issue. That said, everyone with even an iota of awareness knows that the Democrat establishment is almost universally for abortion on demand.
According to American Conservative (and Trump critic) senior editor Rod Dreher, “I get withholding one’s vote from Donald Trump out of Christian principle. But I do not get supporting Joe Biden because you thought, you really thought, that a Democratic president would be anything other than a pro-abortion fanatic.”
It’s a study in contrasts. Washington Examiner columnist Becket Adams wrote in August 2020 that “It is still unclear whether President Trump, personally, is staunchly pro-life. It still seems likely that, based on past comments and behavior, he does not have strong feelings one way or the other on the issue. Yet Trump has managed somehow to become the most pro-life president since at least the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision.”
Is there anyone not disappointed by Biden at this point?
— Brian Clowdus (@BrianClowdus) March 7, 2021