Daily Beast: Outrage Erupts as White House Calls Abortion Rights Activists ‘Out of Step’


Bradley Mayer
 

Yes, get in step with the rollback of women's rights!  Because the "mainstream of the Democratic Party" is anti-women.  Not a Sleepy Joe gaffe, but a "communication" from the White House communications director!

"The White House tried to defend President Joe Biden’s seemingly drowsy response to the reversal of Roe v Wade on Saturday but instead sparked an instant backlash by labeling pro-choice activists “out of step.”

"The apparent jab was made in a statement to The Washington Post responding to criticism of what many Democrats see as a response that has been too little, too late. White House communications director Kate Bedingfield said: “The president has been showing his deep outrage as an American and executing his bold plan—which is the product of months of hard work—ever since this decision was handed down.”
 
She went on to say that “Joe Biden’s goal in responding to Dobbs is not to satisfy some activists who have been consistently out of step with the mainstream of the Democratic Party” but “to deliver help to women who are in danger and assemble a broad-based coalition to defend a woman’s right to choose now, just as he assembled such a coalition to win during the 2020 campaign.”
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“All this White House has for people who need abortions is empty promises and disrespect,” tweeted activist Renee Bracey Sherman, the founder of We Testify, an organization that aims to spread awareness about abortions.
 
Hayley McMahon, an abortion researcher and PhD student at Emory University, tweeted, “Biden and the Democrats have done absolutely fuck all to ‘deliver help to women who are in danger,’ whatever that ultra-vague bullshit means.”
 
“I cannot emphasize enough how badly telling pro-choice people to go fuck themselves right after Roe was overturned is going to go,” she wrote.
 
“It is remarkably concerning that there are members of the Biden Administration who seem more frustrated at pro choice activists than at Republicans who systematically dismantled abortion rights,” tweeted Matt McDermott, a Democratic pollster and strategist.

Whew! 2xF-bombs!  A feature, not a bug:  

"Biden will be forced to sign a restriction on abortion funding after Democrats caved to Republican demands"

Repuglies held Ukraine funding hostage to the Hyde Amendment (that Joe supported until 2020, and still supports in practice, obviously)
https://www.businessinsider.com/biden-hyde-amendment-repeal-house-spending-plan-ukraine-2022-3

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