By: Daniel John Sobieski
January 29, 2021, saw the March for Life in Washington, D.C., which recently saw the storming of the Capitol by individuals allegedly incited to violence by President Trump’s documentation of 2020 election fraud and an exhortation for those marching to “peacefully and patriotically” protest. This year’s “march” was a virtual one due to the Chinese Wuhan pandemic, the irony being that abortion has and will kill more human beings than COVID-19 or any other virus. President Trump spoke in person at last year’s live Mach for Life, the first President to do so. Joe Biden did not speak at this year’s event, not even from the White House basement. He had other plans for the unborn.
Riddle me this – just how can an allegedly “devout Catholic” like Joe Biden, said to be the “most religious President ever” be in such a rush to slay the first-born (second and third… for that matter) of America and the world through renewed use of U.S. tax dollars to pay for publicly-funded abortions. The answer is that he cannot and like King Herod before him callously promotes evil forces against the most innocent among us for his own political motives.
Don’t talk to me about President Trump inciting people to deadly violence when you have President Biden inciting deadly violence against the unborn and paying for this violence in a place ever more sacred than the halls of Congress – their mother’s womb. Don’t talk to me about guns taking innocent lives when forceps and scalpels have killed and will kill more than bullets in our streets. And that’s the way our “religious” and “Catholic” president wants it. Liberals used to talk about “safe spaces” and then fund violence in what should be the safest place on earth – a mother’s womb. Liberals like Joe Biden want to control us from womb to tomb. They also don’t mind if the womb and the tomb are the same place.
The fact is that Joe Biden is a Catholic in name only, a false prophet leading our lambs to slaughter and paying for the trip. His executive orders are death warrants for the unborn. As LiveAction reported, Joe Biden was quick to sign an executive order restoring federal funding to Planned Parenthood:
President Joe Biden signed a presidential memorandum on Thursday, January 28, 2021, reversing the Trump administration rule blocking abortion businesses and centers that refer patients for abortion from receiving federal funding through the Title X family planning program.
The 2018 “Protect Life Rule” required abortion businesses to both fiscally and physically separate family planning/birth control services from their abortion-related business. It also stated that family planning centers must stop referring patients for abortions in order to receive Title X funding.
Title X states, “None of the funds appropriated under this title shall be used in programs where abortion is a method of family planning.” The Department of Health and Human Services under Trump worked to ensure this was properly enforced.
From 2013 to 2015, Planned Parenthood received $1.5 billion in federal funding through the Title X “family planning” program. That program was Planned Parenthood’s second-largest source of federal funding after Medicaid.
Now “devout Catholic” Joe Biden wants to put Planned Parenthood’s hands back in the federal funding cookie jar domestically. He also plans to fund the slaying of the unborn worldwide by rescinding the “Mexico City Policy” which restricts foreign aid being used to fund abortions overseas. As Dr. Robert Jeffress, pastor of the 14,000-member First Baptist Church of Dallas and a Fox News contributor writes at FoxNews.com:
The Biden administration has decided to abolish the ‘Mexico City Policy.’ The policy was first instituted by then-President Ronald Reagan, who declared that the U.S. government would no longer give funds for global aid to international organizations that promoted or performed abortions….
President Biden’s long record in politics is littered with support for half-measures and compromises on abortion. I’m not sure whether someone can really be “moderate” on abortion, but Biden tried for decades to occupy some kind of mushy middle ground on this issue.
That is until last year, of course. Planned Parenthood used their deep pockets and their outsized influence to keep the Democratic Party in lockstep with their agenda. Biden folded like a cheap suit. His campaign embraced an anything-goes, abortion-on-demand platform….
You can’t live one way on Sunday and the opposite way during the rest of the week. You can’t confess that “Jesus loves the little children” while in church on Sunday and then sign a death warrant for the little children while in the Oval Office on Thursday.
At least one Catholic leader had the courage to call Biden on his pretending to be a Catholic while flouting a basic tenet of Catholic doctrine in the political arena and being a mover and shaker in perhaps the greatest ongoing carnage in human history, actually denying him the Sacrament of Holy Communion.
In an age of “cafeteria Catholics” who pick and choose which church doctrines they will adhere to and which they will ignore, an age where we have a Pope Francis who would have us pray for the oceans and invites Amazonian “priests” and their fertility gods into the Vatican, it was refreshing to see a Catholic priest speak truth to power and tell a craven Catholic politician that abortion-on-demand is a moral evil opposed by the Catholic Church and to approve of it means you are unworthy of receiving the Sacrament of Holy Communion. You cannot be personally opposed to a moral evil such as abortion any more than you can be personally opposed to slavery evidently.
Biden, while campaigning in South Carolina, presented himself for Holy Communion and was refused communion at the 9 a.m. mass at Saint Anthony Catholic Church where Father Robert E. Morey serves as pastor. As the Christian Post reported:
Morey confirmed with SC Now that Biden was denied the sacrament because of his advocacy for abortion rights. …
“Sadly, this past Sunday, I had to refuse Holy Communion to former Vice President Joe Biden,” Morey told the publication Monday. “Holy Communion signifies we are one with God, each other and the Church. Our actions should reflect that. Any public figure who advocates for abortion places himself or herself outside of Church teaching.”
He also noted that even though he personally opposes abortion, “I don’t think I have the right to impose my view — on something I accept as a matter of faith — on the rest of society.”
But, Joe, as a Catholic you are obligated to practice your faith, and spread your faith, to make apostles of all nations.
Your faith is not just a one hour on a Sunday thing and you are commanded by your Catholic Church and its founder, Jesus Christ, to place the light you have been blessed with high on the nightstand and not hide it under a bushel. Can a politician kiss babies if he believes their birth is a choice like which shoes to wear?
Biden’s target in 2020 was President Donald J. Trump, who has publicly professed that he believes that every human life is a gift from God. Warren, who supports abortion to the moment of birth, denies the humanity of the unborn and their right to life. Does Biden remember the Bible passage where Mary, pregnant with the fetus Christians call Jesus, greeted Elizabeth, and the baby, yes, baby that was to become John the Baptist, leapt in her mother’s womb? Does he remember the passage where God reminds us that even before he formed us in the womb, He knew us?
Biden’s faith is very selective. The faith of our Founding Fathers was absolute when they noted in the Declaration of Independence that our unalienable rights, came from our Creator and that foremost among those rights, before liberty and the pursuit of happiness, was life.
Joe Biden has the moral spine and religious convictions of a jellyfish. How else to explain the “triple-Axelrod” awarded by veteran operative David Axelrod to this serial groper, who would only have a grasp on reality if it were female, for blindly agreeing to a rope-line question about past support for the Hyde Amendment blocking federal funding of abortion? Axelrod discussed Biden’s remarks with Alisyn Camerota on CNN:
Former Obama campaign manager David Axelrod weighed in on Joe Biden’s position reversal on the Hyde Amendment, which bars federal funding for most abortions, saying it is a “flip flop flip” which highlights some of the larger problems with his candidacy:
DAVID AXELROD: I think that this was a parable about Biden that goes to question marks about his candidacy…. the virtue of having a long record and comforting people and being a figure of stability has the flip side that you have to defend positions that you’ve had over the course of 45 years in politics, some of which may have been acceptable in the day and not acceptable now. We see that on this issue of the Hyde Amendment… Joe Biden was out on the campaign, and he’s not been out that much and a voter challenged him on the question of Hyde, video was rolling, and he said he would reverse this policy…. Then the next day when it came to light the campaign put out a statement and said, no, he still believes in the Hyde amendment. Then there was a furor and last night he flipped again. So that was a flip, flop, flip, which is never a good thing in politics and it raises questions about his own performance and his own steadiness, and his campaign’s performance. So this was not a good — you know, beyond the issue itself, this was not a reassuring episode for the Biden campaign.
ALISYN CAMEROTA, CNN: A flip-flop flip, also known as a triple Axelrod.
The third flip doomed his candidacy, a gaffe of Chernobyl proportions. It blew his street credits with independents as a “moderate” who could at least be the adult in the room who could beat Trump. And it does not impress those who believe infanticide is a human right. Joe Biden is a political shape-shifter with a spine of gelatin whose triple-Axelrod was performed to pass muster with the new Democratic dogma to get him past the Lilliputian-elimination primaries to become the Democratic nominee.
The Democrat Pary of Joe Biden has moved from “the right to choose” to the obligation to kill up to the moment of birth, sometimes even afterward. Dr. Kermit Gosnell, the baby butcher of Philadelphia, is suddenly the patron saint of the full-blown abortion Democrat Party. Joe Biden didn’t want to suffer the plight of pro-life Illinois Dem. Cong. Dan Lipinski, fighting attempts from the national Democrats to purge him.
Those who believe life begins at conception and ends at natural death are not welcome in the Democratic Party. Such intolerance, particularly on abortion, was a prime factor in Trump’s win. Trump took Hillary Clinton apart when in the final presidential debate she defended the right to end unborn lives in the womb using the barbaric procedure known as partial-birth abortion, which involves the physical dismemberment of nearly born infants. As the Washington Times noted, Donald Trump objected to doing to the preborn what you are not allowed to do to dogs and cats:
Hillary Clinton defended the practice of partial-birth abortion in the final presidential debate on Wednesday, obscuring her belief that abortion should be legal at any point during a pregnancy by appealing to the “health” of the mother.
Asked to defend her vote in the Senate against the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003, which was ultimately enacted, Mrs. Clinton said she was not convinced the legislation did enough to protect the “life and health of the mother.”…
“Well, I think it’s terrible,” Mr. Trump said. “If you go with what Hillary is saying, in the ninth month [of pregnancy], you can take the baby and rip the baby out of the womb of the mother just prior to the birth of the baby.”
Yet such barbarism is now a plank in the Democrat Platform. Biden’s explanation for supporting such barbarism is nonsensical:
“If I believe health care is a right, as I do, I can no longer support an amendment that makes that right dependent on someone’s ZIP code,” he said. “I can’t justify leaving millions of women without the access to the care they need, and the ability to exercise their constitutionally protected right.”
Never. Although one of Joe Biden’s key advisers in his flip-flop-flip, actress Alyssa Milano, might disagree:
Actress Alyssa Milano, an outspoken women’s rights advocate and friend of Joe Biden, reportedly urged the former vice president to reverse his stance on the Hyde Amendment after he reaffirmed his decades-long support for the ban on federal funding for abortions.
The Atlantic reported Friday that Milano spoke with campaign manager Greg Schultz over the phone on Wednesday, telling him that Biden needed to change his stance on the controversial amendment.
CNN reported that Biden heard directly from Milano encouraging him to reverse his position on the issue.
No wonder Biden’s campaign is imploding. He holds no principled positions that he can coherently defend and is reliant on former child stars for moral guidance and strategic campaign advice.
Father Morey was right to deny Biden Holy Communion. The presidency may be increasingly out of reach but going to Confession next Sunday is still an option.
I, like Joe Biden, am a Catholic, but I unlike Joe Biden, accept the basic tenet that life begins at conception and ends at natural death. The time and means of our passing are determined by God, not by a surgeon’s instruments and that abortion on demand is a moral evil. You cannot choose otherwise and be a Catholic.
That is what former Notre Dame Football coach Lou Holtz said on Wednesday night at the Republican National Convention. He took a lot of heat for it but he was absolutely and eloquently right:
Sharing the ideals of the Catholic university he was a legendary football coach of, former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz said Joe Biden and the Democrats are “Catholics in name only. Nobody has been a stronger advocate for the unborn than President [Donald] Trump,” Holtz said in an address to the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night. “The Biden-Harris ticket is the most radically pro-abortion campaign in history.”They and other politicians are Catholics in name only, abandoning innocent lives. President Trump protects those lives.”
Responding to the inevitable outcry from those who believe all our rights and moral authority comes from government, Holtz defended the truth others can’t handle, truth based on exactly what Catholic teaching says:
“People have taught me that to murder an unborn child at nine months is illegal,” Holtz told “Bill Hemmer Reports”. “That’s not part of the Catholic faith. And Joe Biden — he may be a wonderful individual, I hear great things about him — I’m not casting aspersions on his character, his integrity, but I am casting aspersions on his decision.”…
In the Catholic Catechism, abortion itself — described as “gravely contrary to moral law” — is classified as a violation of the Fifth Commandment against killing. Catholic clergy have repeatedly condemned both the act itself and abortion-rights political advocacy. Vatican officials have reportedly said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. should be denied the sacrament of Holy Communion, and the last pope — Pope Benedict XVI — personally reminded her of the Church’s stance on the issue during a private meeting.
Joe Biden’s executive orders and his personnel choices prove that he isn’t Catholic. His pick for HHS Secretary, Xavier Becerra, who is ready and willing to carry out his executive orders, is a pro-abortion Kamala Harris clone, Perhaps, given his cognitive difficulties and documented mental decline, we can echo the words Jesus Christ spoke from the Cross and say, Father, forgive him, for he knows not what he does.
*Daniel John Sobieski is a former editorial writer for Investor’s Business Daily and freelance writer whose pieces have appeared in Human Events, Reason Magazine, and the Chicago Sun-Times among other publications.