Washington Post editorial slams Biden for violating Catholic teachings on abortion

President Joe Biden has made a point of referencing his Catholic faith in public statements of all sorts.

His support of abortion, however, has led to plenty of backlash from pro-life critics — including in the pages of the Washington Post.

“Guilty of profound injustice”

One editorial recently published by the newspaper includes the authors’ opinion that Biden is “guilty of profound injustice” for pushing his pro-abortion agenda.

Some pundits have made a big deal about the fact that the former vice president is only the second Catholic to be inaugurated as president. On the other hand, others are taken aback by views on the sanctity of life that clearly diverge from the Catholic Church’s teachings.

Ramesh Ponnuru and Robert P. George addressed that point in their latest op-ed, arguing that Biden “flagrantly rejects” his own faith’s tenets on the issue.

At the outset, the authors introduce readers to some basic scientific and religious principles.

According to their assertions, science “teaches us that at conception a new and distinct member of the species homo sapiens comes to be,” writing that Catholicism adds to that the belief “that we have a solemn obligation to do what we can to see to it that justice is done to all human beings — including those at the earliest developmental stages.”

“The cornerstone of the common good”

They went on to call abortion “a grave injustice” under Catholic teachings, as are the laws that permit or endorse it.

Citing the admonitions of Pope Francis, the authors noted that the church’s current leader has asked for “all politicians, regardless of their faith convictions, to treat the defense of the lives of those who are about to be born and enter into society as the cornerstone of the common good.”

For his part, Biden has attempted to distance himself personally from the issue by insisting that he would not impose his own opposition to abortion on others.

Nevertheless, Ponnuru and George are among those who find that argument insufficient, writing that he “favors excluding a particular class of human beings from the same protection against homicide that he favors for everyone else.”

In the first days of his term, Biden made multiple moves designed to roll back protections for the unborn pass by his predecessor, including the rescission of the so-called Mexico City policy that prevented U.S. taxpayer money from funding abortion procedures overseas.

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  2. So why does “Prayerful Pelosi” who claims to be a Catholic while she does everything she can to provide abortions even extending our tax money to foreign countries for the purpose of financing their abortions.

    Also, it seems odd to me that Nancy Pelosi can be a Christian while also being a Communist sympathizer? Pelosi’s father was also a public servant who had Communist sympathies, and she has the same traits.

    1. He never should have gotten there in the first place. It was fraud pure and simple. He even told us so himself before election that he had the most extensive fraud ever set up. I still have the picture of him saying those words.

      1. I remember hi saying that, also…and smiling when he did.. I was surprised the Trump admin. didn’t pick up and elaborate on it, to prove there was planned fraud, and Biden also knew, obviously …

  3. I believe that it’s a woman’s right to choose what she does with her body and not the government. . Let’s see how many of these men think abortion should be illegal when the law is that they will support and care for a child born. I can tell you, they will not act as the father of that infant, nor will they financially pay for the child’s entire life, including college, and the list goes on any on.

    1. Be serious. A baby being born is no longer a part of that murders body. Too much out there to prevent pregnancy for man or murderer if it was their life on the line I’m quite sure neither would create a beautiful baby. Make no mistake about it a baby being born can live on it’s own. Selling baby parts is digusting

    2. A woman may have the right to choose what she does with her own body but not the body of another helpless human being. I would think that a woman who is so knowledgeable about men’s behavior should be smart enough to think about that before getting pregnant. It seems men receive a larger portion of the blame and responsibility. I know there are some unfit fathers out there but just as many unfit mothers. A woman has an option to abortion, to have the baby and put it up for adoption. The baby doesn’t have an option, they are either allowed to live or sentenced to death.

    3. You’re a screwball Wood. While a woman does have the right to decide what happens to her body, she does not have the right to kill an innocent baby that unfortunately is living in her nasty body.

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