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Why We're Endorsing Joe Biden for President

For the 2020 Presidential Election, we’ll all make a choice.  

Joe Biden was instrumental in the creation of the Affordable Care Act, expanding birth control with no co-pay to nearly 63 million women, and helping to ensure that sexual and reproductive health care was accessible across the country. Biden has pledged to fight to not just protect but also expand access to sexual and reproductive health care, and he left the Senate in 2009 with a 100% voting record from Planned Parenthood Action Fund. 

Meanwhile, Donald Trump spent the past four years pushing policies and actions that threaten our health, our rights, and our lives. He has prioritized dismantling our health care system and viciously attacking the rights of systematically oppressed communities. Donald Trump is dangerous, and we must do everything we can to get him out of office this November. 

Joe Biden is the only candidate in this race who will stand up for our health and our rights. We have a choice in this presidential election between a man who incites violence, who dehumanizes anyone who disagrees with him, whose incompetence and disregard for the law are a danger to us all  — and a man who will fight for our health and rights. 

Now is the time to push for bold leadership, to bring big ideas and to reverse the damage the Trump administration has done. 

Biden’s health care platform includes:

  • Expanding access to birth control. This includes a plan to expand the Affordable Care Act and guarantee access to birth control with no co-pays. The current birth control benefit has helped nearly 63 million people access birth control without a co-pay. Under the Trump administration, this benefit is under threat.

  • Protecting abortion rights. Over the last four years, we’ve seen our courts stacked with judges opposed to abortion access and hundreds of restrictions (including bans) on abortion introduced in state legislatures. Biden’s administration will fight this all-out assault on our constitutional right to abortion.

  • Addressing the high maternal mortality rate of Black women. In America, Black women are three to four times more likely to die of pregnancy-related complications than white women, and many more are having traumatic maternal health experiences. We need a plan to address racism and implicit bias in our medical system. Biden has called for significant resources to be poured into a well-researched plan.

  • Support for comprehensive sex education. Sex education, when done right, can transform people’s lives and society at large. Planned Parenthood is the largest provider of sex ed in the nation, reaching 1.2 million people a year. But in this country, nearly half of adolescents report not receiving information about birth control before having sex for the first time. Biden supports comprehensive and age appropriate sex education that includes science based prevention methods.

  • Reversing the Domestic Gag Rule (and the deadly Global Gag Rule). Trump’s attacks on Title X forced Planned Parenthood affiliates and other health centers out of the nation’s only dedicated family planning program, potentially blocking millions from affordable sexual and reproductive health care. This mirrored the global gag rule, which undermines access to sexual and reproductive health services around the world. 

  • Repealing the Hyde Amendment. Vice President Biden has publicly committed to repeal the harmful Hyde Amendment, which disproportionately impacts Black, Latinx, and Native women. In contrast, Donald Trump has pledged to appoint justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade — and has been making good on that promise.

It's More Than The Presidential Election

Meet our full slate of endorsed Congressional candidates and learn what it takes to be a Planned Parenthood Action Fund Endorsee:

Full List of Endorsees

Planned Parenthood Action Fund has endorsed over 300 Congressional candidates! It's time to flip the Senate and expand our pro-reproductive health care majority in the House.

Check out our full list, including featured candidates, here. 

Taking Back the Senate

We only have to flip four new seats pink to take back a pro-reproductive health majority in the Senate. And we know exactly which ones we can and should flip. We have the power to do this and make an enormous difference. Together, we can make this happen.

Meet the Action Fund’s endorsed candidates and learn more:

What Does it Take to Be Endorsed?

We’re facing the biggest threat to our health and our rights, including our sexual and reproductive health care, that we’ve ever seen.  Check out our endorsements hub to learn what it takes to be a Planned Parenthood Action Fund Endorsee. 

2020 And Beyond

Joe Biden is our country’s best opportunity in this election to create meaningful change for our health and rights. He’s also shown that he has the strength as a leader to evolve his policy positions, and has pledged to center those most impacted by those policies. This is important. 

Part of Planned Parenthood advocacy and political organizations’ role in this election is to be the voice for our supporters and to hold candidates accountable, and make sure they represent our values. That means we will continue to hold Biden accountable, to ensure he continues to stand up for our values, our health and our rights. 

We’re not just fighting to reverse as much of the damage caused by the Trump administration as we can. We’re fighting to build something new. 

To do that, we have to dream big, make bold decisions, and work together on a collective policy agenda. This year has made it clearer than ever that we must rapidly strengthen access to affordable and equitable health care, and intentionally dismante the systemically and historically racist, sexist, and, in many other ways, bigoted roots woven into the fabric of so many of our current policies and institutions.

We know you have a lot of hopes and goals for our future. We do, too. 

That means: November 2020 isn’t the end. It’s just the beginning. Together, we’ll continue to push Biden and all of our endorsed candidates, now and after they win. Together, we will continue hold them accountable and to ensure that they are the candidates who will fight for us.