Written by Jasmine DePalmo
October 24, 2020

Who doesn’t want to be a superhero? Through November 3rd, you could be too.
The 2020 presidential campaign has been heated to say the least, and the fire isn’t cooling off
just yet. Many of the controversial issues that have bubbled under the surface of American
society over the past several years are coming to the surface –none more polarizing than
regulations pertaining to the abortion industry.
These presidential pairings could not be more opposite in their goals and visions for the future of
the abortion industry in America. Because of the implications for the upcoming generations of
the preborn, it is vital to examine the candidates’ positions when considering your ballot.
According to the Family Research Council1
, President Donald Trump has taken these steps and
more in favor of the pro-life position since his election in 2016:
– Expanded the Mexico City Policy, blocking funds for international NGOs that perform or
endorse abortion
– Succeeded in advocacy to change qualification requirements for Title X money
recipients, which reduced the funds received by Planned Parenthood
– Terminated a contract that allowed for aborted fetal tissue to be used for research
– Elected over 200 pro-life federal judges and two Supreme Court justices who hold the
same stance
– Signing an executive order to protect the lives of botched abortion survivors
In contrast, presidential candidate Joe Biden and vice nominee Kamala Harris promise to do the
– Enforce Roe v. Wade as national law
– Restore federal funding for Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers through the
reversal of President Trump’s Title X rule change
– Repeal the Hyde Amendment to ensure every woman has the right to receive a
government-funded abortion
– Repeal the Mexico City Policy
The positions taken by the Democratic candidates, Biden and Harris, could not differ more from
the stance taken by President Trump and his current cabinet. Whoever is elected will have the
ability to pass legislation on the federal level that will impact the authority of the individual
states to enforce abortion law.

For example, if the Hyde Amendment is reversed, states such as Texas who have worked to
eradicate tax-payer funding for abortion providers, and Ohio, with its partial defunding laws2
will be forced to lift their restrictions. Abortion clinics will once again receive tax-payer dollars
to cover their procedures, and the states will be powerless to restrict these funds.
Americans may also see a change in the policy pertaining to late-term abortions, should Biden
and Harris be elected. States that presently prohibit late-term abortion may find themselves
responsible for providing abortion services beyond the 22-week mark.
Since the case of Roe v. Wade in 1973, over 60 million children3 have lost their chance at life4
Should this court case become national law, these numbers will skyrocket.
American citizens must recognize the weight of responsibility for their ballot, especially in this
election cycle. Every ballot cast over the next week will impact preborn generations for decades
to come.
Remember what superheroes are known for? They save lives.



1 https://www.frc.org/get.cfm?i=PV20I02

2 https://frc.org/prolifemaps.

3 https://www.liveaction.org/learn/the-problem/.