Last Friday, we marked the 48th anniversary of the infamous Roe v. Wade decision. In 48 years since the Supreme Court conjured a right to abortion, an estimated 62.5 million unborn babies have been slaughtered in the womb. From 1975 to 2012, the United States saw more than one million abortions per year.
And we now have a president who celebrates this anniversary.
The joint statement from President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris underscores that he will be the most pro-abortion president in history:
In the past four years, reproductive health, including the right to choose, has been under relentless and extreme attack. We are deeply committed to making sure everyone has access to care – including reproductive health care – regardless of income, race, zip code, health insurance status, or immigration status.
The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to codifying Roe v. Wade and appointing judges that respect foundational precedents like Roe. We are also committed to ensuring that we work to eliminate maternal and infant health disparities, increase access to contraception, and support families economically so that all parents can raise their families with dignity. This commitment extends to our critical work on health outcomes around the world.
As the Biden-Harris Administration begins in this critical moment, now is the time to rededicate ourselves to ensuring that all individuals have access to the health care they need.
He wants to codify Roe v. Wade, something that Congress has been unwilling to do since 1973.
He wants to eliminate the Hyde Amendment so that we have to pay for domestically. He plans to reverse the Mexico City Policy so that we can pay for abortions abroad.
He also appoints Xavier Bacerra as his Health and Human Services Secretary, one of the worst picks imaginable.
During his inaugural address, President Biden says he wants to unify us.
This is not unifying and it is a radical agenda that a majority of Americans oppose.
José H. Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, made a poignant statement about abortion when addressing the inauguration of the nation’s second Catholic president.
For the nation’s bishops, the continued injustice of abortion remains the ‘preeminent priority.’ Preeminent does not mean ‘only.’ We have deep concerns about many threats to human life and dignity in our society. But as Pope Francis teaches, we cannot stay silent when nearly a million unborn lives are being cast aside in our country year after year through abortion.
Abortion is a direct attack on life that also wounds the woman and undermines the family. It is not only a private matter, it raises troubling and fundamental questions of fraternity, solidarity, and inclusion in the human community. It is also a matter of social justice. We cannot ignore the reality that abortion rates are much higher among the poor and minorities, and that the procedure is regularly used to eliminate children who would be born with disabilities.
Gomez added that he hopes the president will work with the Catholic Church and those of goodwill rather than impose further expansions of abortion and contraceptions.
I hope President Biden does this as well, but it’s unlikely he will. He has sold out to the abortion industry. There is not a single restriction that he supports.
I commit to praying for President Biden and when he seeks to implement sound policy I will celebrate that success.
His abortion agenda must be resisted. There is no middle ground.