Updated: Aug 20, 2021
It appears there are more than a few Catholic Biden/Harris supporters eager to see them take office in 2021. But Biden/Harris is the most pro-abortion ticket EVER, in the history of this country. That’s not my opinion; that’s a fact. Just look at their history.
Biden has described abortion as “essential health care” and a “constitutional right.” He opposes the Hyde Amendment (which bans federal funding for abortions), promising to stop efforts to “defund” Planned Parenthood. Biden also said that he would establish nationwide protections for abortion that would stand “even if Roe v. Wade were overturned by the Supreme Court.”
Then there’s Kamala Harris. She basically supports abortion for anyone, anytime, anywhere — no restrictions, no regulations. She calls abortion “a fundamental issue of justice.” She even voted last year with Senate Democrats to block a GOP bill requiring doctors to treat infants born alive after botched abortions. Where does she stand on Planned Parenthood? Well, as California attorney general, she launched an unwarranted investigation into David Daleiden because of his undercover investigation into Planned Parenthood. https://www.lifenews.com/.../kamala-harris-tried-to-put.../
Like I said, Biden/Harris is the most pro-abortion ticket EVER, in the history of this country. That means Catholics have a choice to make this November—and it’s NOT whether to vote Biden or not. It’s whether to vote Catholic or not. Because here’s the thing: you simply cannot be Catholic AND vote Biden. The two are irreconcilable. And before you lash out at me, saying “Yeah, but Biden is a Catholic!” you should know that Biden is absolutely not Catholic. He’s about as Catholic as I am NFL superstar.
Biden’s politics are in direct opposition to what the church teaches. And our doctrine does not mince words on the matter of abortion. It is loud and clear. Unmistakable. It holds both leaders and voters responsible.
As much as you might hate Trump, there is no denying that he’s been one of the most pro-life presidents ever. In his 2016 campaign Trump stated, “I am pro-life, and I will be appointing pro-life judges.” And he has.
In April, 2017, Judge Neil Gorsuch was successfully confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court. And in October, 2018, Judge Brett Kavanaugh was successfully confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court. To date, 197 of President Trump’s judicial nominees have been confirmed. In addition, he also: signed a bill permitting states to defund Planned Parenthood of Title X Funds allowed states to defund Planned Parenthood of Medicaid funds, stopped tax dollar funding of abortion overseas, was the first president ever to speak at the right to life march defunded the Pro-Abortion UNFPA cancelled huge contract for Taxpayer-Funded Experimentation with body parts of aborted babies required health insurance companies to disclose if plans cover Abortion clarified that the federal definition of sex discrimination under Obamacare (ACA) does not include abortion finalized new regulations to strengthen enforcement of federal laws protecting the conscience rights of health care workers who do not want to participate in abortion.
Guys, these are just the facts based on the candidates’ own words and actions. These are not my words.
So, the question then is: what will you choose in November? Before you choose...
Remember, “no Catholic can responsibly take a ‘pro-choice’ stand when the ‘choice’ in question involves the taking of innocent human life.” (U.S. Bishops' Document, Resolution on Abortion, 1989)
Remember, “Human life is sacred ...no one can under any circumstance claim for himself the right directly to destroy an innocent human being." (Catechism if the Catholic Church #2258)
Remember: Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception. (Catechism if the Catholic Church #2270)
Remember: Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable.“ (Catechism if the Catholic Church #2271)
Remember: “Since it must be treated from conception as a person, the embryo must be defended in its integrity, cared for, and healed, as far as possible, like any other human being.”(Catechism if the Catholic Church #2274)
Remember: “Laws which legitimize the direct killing of innocent human beings through abortion or euthanasia are in complete opposition to the inviolable right to life proper to every individual; they thus deny the equality of everyone before the law.” (Pope John Paul II, Evangelium vitae 1995, no. 72)
Remember: every sin against the rights of the human person, beginning with the right to life and including the life of the unborn... is a case of the very personal sins of those who cause or support evil or who exploit it; of those who are in a position to avoid, eliminate or at least limit certain social evils but who fail to do so out of laziness, fear or the conspiracy of silence, through secret complicity or indifference; of those who take refuge in the supposed impossibility of changing the world and also of those who sidestep the effort and sacrifice required, producing specious reasons of a higher order. The real responsibility, then, lies with individuals. (Pope John Paul II, Reconciliation and Penance 1984, no. 16)
Remember: the life of the child takes precedence over all opinions. One cannot invoke freedom of thought to destroy this life... such is the case of a law which would admit in principle the liceity of abortion. Nor can he take part in a propaganda campaign in favor of such a law, or vote for it. Moreover, he may not collaborate in its application. (Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Declaration on Procured Abortion, November 18, 1974, nos. 19-22)
Remember: The social doctrine of the Church is not an intrusion into the government of individual countries. It is a question of the lay Catholic's duty to be morally coherent, found within one's conscience, which is one and indivisible. «There cannot be two parallel lives in their existence: on the one hand, the so-called 'spiritual life', with its values and demands; and on the other, the so-called 'secular' life, that is, life in a family, at work, in social responsibilities, in the responsibilities of public life and in culture. (Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Doctrinal Note on Some Questions Regarding the Participation of Catholics in Political Life 2002, no. 6)
Remember: Those who justify their inaction on the grounds that abortion is the law of the land need to recognize that there is a higher law, the law of God. No human law can validly contradict the Commandment: "Thou shalt not kill." (Living the Gospel of Life: A Challenge to American Catholics 1998, no. 32)
Remember: Those called to civil leadership have a duty to make courageous choices in support of life, especially through legislative measures.
This is a responsibility that cannot be put aside, especially when he or she has a legislative or decision-making mandate, which calls that person to answer to God, to his or her own conscience and to the whole of society for choices which may be contrary to the common good. (Pope John Paul II, The Gospel of Life, no. 90).I’m not sure how it could get much clearer, friends. There’s really only one Catholic choice in November.