'Vote blue': Internet weighs in as Joe Biden is set to campaign on abortion rights in Florida ahead of state ban

'Vote blue': Internet weighs in as Joe Biden is set to campaign on abortion rights in Florida ahead of state ban
Joe Biden is set to defend abortion rights during his campaign speech in Florida (Getty Images)

TAMPA, FLORIDA: President Joe Biden is set to travel to Tampa, Florida, on Tuesday, April 23 to address reproductive freedom and abortion access.

This move as part of his presidential election campaign comes just one week before the conservative state's controversial six-week ban on abortions is scheduled to take effect, according to CNN.

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Joe Biden will be campaigning on abortion rights in Florida (Getty Images)

Joe Biden aims at calling out Donald Trump's abortion ban

According to aides, Biden's remarks will emphasize the importance of in vitro fertilization, access to contraception, and abortion, linking these rights to the outcome of the 2024 election.

Jen Cox, a Biden campaign adviser from Arizona, said, "Abortion bans are now a voting issue in battleground states across the country. That will decide this election."

Ahead of the president's trip to Florida, his campaign spokesman Michael Tyler addressed the move to campaign on abortion rights.

"The entire point is for the president to forcefully advocate for reproductive freedom and call out Donald Trump's abortion bans as he's been doing since Roe [v. Wade] was overturned," said Tyler.

Donald Trump reverses earlier promise to sign a national abortion ban

Intensifying the focus on abortion, the Biden campaign has been attacking Trump's approach to abortion, including his decision to leave the issue to the states as well as his role in challenging Roe vs Wade.

The former president also reversed an earlier promise as he now insists that if elected, he will not be signing a national abortion ban.

"We gave it back to the states and the states are working very brilliantly, in some cases conservative, in some cases not conservative, but they're working," he explained recently.

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Donald Trump noted he will not be signing a national abortion ban (Getty Images)

"And it's working the way it's supposed to," Trump added.

Joe Biden previously acknowledged he was 'not big on abortion'

Despite his faith as a personal devout Catholic, Biden's upcoming remarks in Florida will reflect on his commitment to defending abortion rights while navigating the complexities of his religious beliefs.

"I'm not big on abortion," the president acknowledged in 2023.

"But guess what? Roe v Wade got it right. Roe v Wade [generally allowing abortions through the second trimester] cut in a place where the vast majority of religions have reached agreement," he said at the time.


 
 
 
 
 
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Internet reacts to Joe Biden's move to campaign on abortion rights in Florida

As Biden is set to defend abortion in his speech in Trump's home state of Florida, netizens weighed in on the president's move.

"If Joe Biden is such a "devout" Catholic, why is he promoting abortion?" a user wrote on X (formerly Twitter) while another user tweeted, "Thank you very much Mr President for caring about women's reproductive health."



 



 

"President Biden cares about women’s healthcare rights. The other guy does not. TFG (The Former Guy) brags that he’s responsible for overturning a woman’s right to choose her own healthcare. Vote blue, and get a friend or family member to join you," a user opined.



 

"No need to come to Florida we like it the way it is," a netizen commented.



 

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