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2008 Elections

Joe Biden on Abortion

 

(Editor's Note: Biden dropped out of the presidential race for the Democratic nomination, following a poor showing in the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 3, 2008, where he got only about 2 percent of the delegates. )

 

Voted in favor of banning partial birth abortions, but supports the protection of Roe v. Wade. Finds middle ground with his faith as a Catholic and responsibilities as a Democratic Senator in a woman's right to privacy. He voted in favor of the $100 million dollar fund to reduce teen pregnancy through education and contraceptives. He is not in favor of public funding for abortions.

 

YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bp04eK0YMWc
(Biden begins at 3 minutes into the video) Biden discusses how he would ensure Roe v. Wade was upheld and addresses the Supreme Court's decision to ban partial birth abortions.

 

— Las Vegas Sun intern Jenna Kohler contributed to this report.

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