ATLANTA (AP) — After two days of intense criticism, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden reversed course Thursday and declared that he no longer supports a long-standing congressional ban on using federal health care money to pay for abortions.
“If I believe health care is a right, as I do, I can no longer support an amendment” that makes it more difficult for some women to access care, Biden said at a Democratic Party fundraiser in Atlanta.
Something of a campaign milestone tonight: for first time since joining race @JoeBiden is speaking at an event that also features another 2020 candidate. Biden next, @BetoORourke later tonight in Atlanta for DNC gala pic.twitter.com/A3Mvv2bdrj
— Mike Memoli (@mikememoli) June 6, 2019