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Biden seeks advice from fictitious Presidents ahead of his State of the Union Address

by | Mar 7, 2024

By Dave Andrusko

I’m guessing none of us saw this coming. Would you expect President Biden to do a video call with a number of actors who’d played a fictitious president on television or in the movies, asking for advice ahead of his State of the Union address tonight? Well, on second thought, maybe you would.

“You may’ve heard I’ve got a big speech coming up,” Biden shared on X, formerly Twitter. “So, I thought I would hear from some folks who have done the job before — sort of. …“Any advice you have for me in my delivering my speech?”

I think we can be confident that Mr. Biden will not take Morgan Freeman’s council. The Hill’s Alex Gangitano reports that

Freeman, who played the president in the movie “Deep Impact,” said he came out of his role with the idea that speeches should show “hope.”

 

“Hope is the strongest force we have in this country,” he said. “My advice is just keep telling us how you’re working for us and building hope.”

Not that President Biden won’t drop a couple of sentences about coming together—he has to at least make a nod in that direction–before he tears into former President Trump, Republicans, and pro-lifers.

You would expect nothing less from a President who feasts on distortion and demagoguery than for Mr. Biden to use the tragic case of Kate Cox for political gain. Mrs. Cox recently went out of state to abort after learning her preborn child had serious fetal anomalies.

In anticipation of tonight’s address, Dr. Christina Francis, CEO of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG), released the following statement about President Biden’s State of the Union address and his recognition of Kate Cox at tonight’s address.

“As physicians who have provided care for families like the Coxes who received difficult diagnoses for their preborn children, our hearts go out to them for what they have been through. Families in this situation deserve accurate information about their child’s diagnosis – that pregnancies with potentially life-limiting fetal diagnoses can be carried to term without causing suffering or pain for their child. Additionally, many children with conditions previously considered to be uniformly lethal (such as Trisomy 18) can now survive when they receive excellent healthcare – and bring unexpected joy to all who know them. Unfortunately, all too often, families’ pain is exploited by pro-abortion advocates eager to promote abortion on demand – and to politicize healthcare at the expense of the vulnerable.

 

“Adverse prenatal diagnoses are not life-threatening for the mother. Pregnant women and their preborn children deserve care that respects their dignity and protects their health. Healthy mom and healthy baby should be the goal of every medical professional providing them care. Life-affirming physicians have always been able to give life-saving healthcare to both of our patients in every state and we still can, including in states with strong pro-life protections.

 

“The medical community needs to do a better job accompanying and supporting women receiving difficult prenatal diagnoses. It starts with setting aside politics and giving families accurate information that explains the resources available and recognizes the value of both patients’ lives – mother and child.”

Categories: Joe Biden