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Sen. Joe Biden, shown asking questions at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in 1993, was elated the year before when ‘Casey’ was decided in 1992. (photo: C-SPAN/Public domain via Wikicommons)

COMMENTARY: 1992’s ‘Planned Parenthood v. Casey’ was anything but reprehensible to a senator from Delaware.

By Paul Kengor, EWTN News, October 26, 2020

Paul Kengor is professor of political science at Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania. His books include A Pope and a President, The Divine Plan and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Communism, The Devil and Karl Marx: Communism’s Long March of Death, Deception, and Infiltration.

Paul KengorThe date: June 29, 1992.

The place: the Amtrak station in Wilmington, Delaware.

Two men spot one another. They wave; they smile; they run; they dash into one another’s arms. They can’t stop hugging. They are jubilant, ecstatic — literally moved to tears. Why? Because Roe v. Wade was just saved. And they played a crucial role.

The two men are both U.S. senators: Joe Biden of Delaware and Warren Rudman of New Hampshire.

“At first, I didn’t see Joe; then I spotted him waving at me from far down the platform,” recorded Rudman wistfully in his memoir, Combat: Twelve Years in the U.S. Senate. “Joe had agonized over his vote for David, and I knew how thrilled he must be. We started running through the crowd toward each other, and when we met, we embraced, laughing and crying.” …