President Joe Biden has received the endorsement for reelection in 2024 from the three most influential abortion industry political action committees: Planned Parenthood Action Fund, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and EMILY’s List. The endorsement occurred during the Biden administration’s week-long focus on abortion issues, which included Vice President Kamala Harris’s husband personally calling abortionists to express gratitude for their work. Despite not officially securing the nomination, Biden has garnered support from various Democratic constituencies, including labor unions and environmentalist organizations.
The White House celebration that took place on Friday, attended by Joe and Jill Biden, Kamala Harris, and her husband Douglas Emhoff, was part of the ongoing abortion-centered messaging campaign. The administration has emphasized its commitment to defending and advancing abortion “rights”, with the Justice Department boasting about aggressive action against pro-life advocates. Republicans argue that the Democrats’ focus on abortion is a calculated move to rally their base, but polls indicate that only a small percentage of Americans align with the Democratic Party’s position on unrestricted abortion.
Pro-life leaders and GOP officials have criticized Republican candidates who shy away from defending the sanctity of life during their campaigns. They believe that Republicans should not ignore the abortion issue and instead force Democrats to take ownership of their extreme positions. With Biden’s low favorability ratings and a significant portion of voters opposing his reelection bid, it remains to be seen whether the Democrats’ endorsement clusters and coalition-building efforts will ultimately prove successful.