A group of pro-life evangelicals who decided to back Joe Biden over President Trump in November’s presidential election have now come down with an acute case of ‘buyer’s remorse.’
The group, ‘Pro-Life Evangelicals for Biden,’ released a statement over the weekend claiming that they feel ‘used and betrayed’ by Biden because the Hyde amendment, which bans the federal funding of abortion, was not included in the recent coronavirus relief bill.
As Townhall reports:
“As pro-life leaders in the evangelical community, we publicly supported President Biden’s candidacy with the understanding that there would be engagement with [sic] us on the issue of abortion and particularly the Hyde Amendment,” the group writes. “The Biden team wanted to talk to us during the campaign to gain our support, and we gave it on the condition there would be active dialogue and common ground solutions on the issue of abortion.”
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They were surprised to find that “there has been no dialogue since the campaign.”
However, on the campaign trail Biden flip flopped on the Hyde Amendment a few times. For years he supported the measure, until an ACLU volunteer confronted him and asked if he’d lift the measure and he responded, “yes.” A few days later he backtracked as his campaign confirmed to NBC News that he still supported Hyde.
Of course, there was a reason why almost all pro-life groups in America supported President Trump and not Joe Biden during the 2020 election. A fact which it seems ‘Pro-life Evangelicals for Biden’ has discovered only too late.