The Oklahoman Opinion
As the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, former Vice President Joe Biden is drawing flak from fellow Democrats and progressive groups concerned that he’s insufficiently left of center — and it’s paying off.
The best example is Biden’s announcement last week that after decades of supporting the Hyde Amendment, which keeps federal money from being used for abortion (with limited exceptions), he now opposes it.
As the issue bubbled up, Biden’s campaign said he would support repealing the Hyde Amendment “if abortion avenues currently protected under Roe were threatened.” This wasn’t close to good enough for abortion-rights groups.
The head of NARAL said there is “no political or ideological excuse” for Biden’s stance.
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