Whether you refer to it as “feelings over facts,” “pushing a narrative” or Orwellian “doublespeak,” progressives are constantly reminding us that their actions are of little consequence and what matters is how those actions are perceived.
Valerie Biden Owens, younger sister to President Joe Biden, is reported to demonstrate this premise in her new memoir, “Growing Up Biden: A Memoir,” where, in addition to discussing her career as a political strategist, her role as chair of the University of Delaware’s Biden Institute and her influences to her brother’s policies, she attempts to argue that Democrats, not Republicans, are the “pro-life” party.
In advance of the book’s Tuesday release, Fox News Digital acquired a copy of the memoir and revealed Owens’ stance on the unfortunate language choice that her party had settled on regarding the issue of abortion.
“Like many women,” Owens wrote, “I harbored complicated feelings on the topic. I’m pro-choice, but I remain convinced that Democrats chose the wrong term for our side of the issue.”
“We should have been pro-life,” she argued, “for we are the ones advocating for a better life, a life in which a mother gets to determine her future and that of her child.”
In support of her claim, Owens went on to state that, “Sometimes, I even accidentally say I’m pro-life, because that’s what it feels like the pro-choice position should have been called.”
Despite how Owens reports she feels, her own language negates her opinion. The pro-choice crowd do not contend that the unborn are, as she herself put it, a child. The sterile terminology of “fetus” is always preferred as the clinical connotation detaches the genuine pro-life argument that abortion is murder.
For Owens to suddenly argue that ending the life of a child would be “advocating for a better life” for that child would readily be considered inhumane and barbaric, and yet she stands by her statement.
Meanwhile, according to a poll conducted by the Wall Street Journal, those in favor of bans on abortion beyond 15-weeks of pregnancy outweigh the opposition to such restrictions.
48 percent, in fact, say they would strongly support or somewhat favor such a ban while on 43 percent would oppose this type of abortion restriction. As Owens presented the issue as a partisan one, it is crucial to note that the poll found only 21 percent of Democrats favored a ban on abortion after 15 weeks.
75 percent of Republicans favor enforcing this level of prohibition.
Considering the Biden Institute’s focus includes promoting progressive ideologies like economic and social justice, it’s no wonder that the chair is so far removed from the reality of her opinions that tend to center around shifting personal responsibility off onto someone else.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) April 11, 2022
Owens did exactly that in defending her nephew Hunter Biden in her memoir where she portrays him as a guiltless victim. She also blames all of her brother’s recent failings on former President Donald Trump and his supporters writing, “Trump and his right-wing followers have continued to do whatever they can to discredit the family and therefore to bring Joe down.”
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