Biden Discussing Abortion: ‘I Believe I Have the Rights That I Have…Because I’m Just a Child of God’

By CNSNews.com Staff | May 5, 2022 | 2:06pm EDT
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(CNSNews.com) - President Joe Biden on Wednesday, answering a question about the possibility the Supreme Court may overturn Roe vs. Wade and recalling his role as Judiciary Committee chairman during the Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Robert Bork, stated his belief that his rights come from God.  

“‘I believe I have the rights that I have not because the government gave them to me, which you believe, but because I’m just a child of God,’” Biden recalled telling Bork during those hearings.

Biden then seemed to suggest that the “right to privacy,” under which the Supreme Court placed an alleged “right” to abortion, was one of the rights that comes from God.

“So, the idea that somehow there is an inherent right—that there is no right of privacy, that there is no right—and remember the debate we—You don’t remember, but we had a debate about Griswold vs. Connecticut,” said Biden. “There’d been a law saying a married couple could not purchase birth control in the privacy of their own bedroom and use it. Well, that got struck down. Griswold was thought to be a bad decision by Bork and, my guess is, the guys on the Supreme Court now.” 

“What happens if you have a state change the law saying that children who are LGBTQ can’t be in classrooms with other children?” Biden went on to say.  “Is that—Is that legit under the way the decision is written? 

Here is the exchange between Biden and a reporter about abortion:

President Joe Biden: “Number two—What was the second one? You want—oh, look—”

Reporter: “Oil. And the second one was on abortion.

Biden: “As I said, when I—When this hit, as I was getting on the plane to go down to Alabama, this is about a lot more than abortion.  I hadn’t read the whole opinion at that time. 

“But this reminds me of the debate with Robert Bork. Bork believed the only reason you had any inherent rights was because the government gave them to you. If you go back and look at the opening comments from the Bork-Biden—when I was questioning him as chairman--I said, ‘I believe I have the rights that I have not because the government gave them to me, which you believe, but because I’m just a child of God; I exist.’ I delegated, by joining this union here, to delegate some obligati—some rights I have to the government for—for social good. 

“So, the idea that somehow there is an inherent right—that there is no right of privacy, that there is no right—and remember the debate we—You don’t remember, but we had a debate about Griswold vs. Connecticut. There’d been a law saying a married couple could not purchase birth control in the privacy of their own bedroom and use it. Well, that got struck down. Griswold was thought to be a bad decision by Bork and, my guess is, the guys on the Supreme Court now. 

“What happens if you have a state change the law saying that children who are LGBTQ can’t be in classrooms with other children?  Is that—Is that legit under the way the decision is written? 

“What are the next things that are going to be attacked? Because this MAGA crowd is really the most extreme political organization that’s existed in American history—in recent American history. 

“Thank you.  Thank you.”

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