He Said What?

The ink was hardly dry on the US Supreme Court decision on the Texas abortion law when the abortionists were screaming foul. And who was leading the pack? President Joseph Biden.

He issued a statement. Did he actually write it or just nod his head in agreement, basically the same thing as reading someone else’s words off the teleprompter for press conferences. No matter. His message was clear.

In the statement, he said the Supreme Court action was “an unprecedented assault on a woman’s constitutional right”(The Guardian, 9-2). Some lawyer he is, the Constitution of the United States does not mention abortion at all, let alone as a guaranteed right.

According to ABC News(9-2), the statement noted “the impact of last night’s decision will be immediate and requires an immediate response…

“Hence, I am directing that [General Policy] Council and the Office of the White House Counsel to launch a whole-of-government effort to respond to this decision, looking specifically to the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Justice to see what steps the Federal Government can take to ensure that women in Texas have access to save and legal abortions as protected by Roe…”

At a press conference before leaving to view the hurricane aftermath in Louisiana, Biden said,

“I have been and continue to be, a strong supporter of Roe v. Wade.”

What further need have we of witness, his name is attached to these anti-life words and the buck stops with that name.

Hello, Bishops. Quit whining about how bad you’ll look if you write an instruction on the Holy Eucharist that suggests Biden and other like him who are publicly against Church teaching should be denied the Holy Eucharist, the very Body and Blood of the all-holy Jesus Christ.

Joseph Biden is publicly promoting the death of unborn children – not tissue, but living babies – in contradiction to the very words of the Apostles as contained in the Didache of the first century. He could not have sent a more clear message. Let your episcopal ears be opened.

Biden’s statement then said the Texas law will now “significantly impair women’s access to the health care they need, particularly for communities of color and individuals with low income” (ABCNews reported, full statement available on White House website).

Is that all he is offering to these citizens, death to their children? That is health care? If that isn’t racist, I don’t know what is and the U.S. Bishops surely don’t want to be touched by that label with their support of this president.

“I respect people who don’t support Roe v. Wade,” he said at the press conference. “I respect their views. I respect those who believe that life begins in the moment of conception. I respect that. I don’t agree, but I respect that. Not going to impose that on people” (Yahoo News, 9-3).

Exactly what is that he will not impose, the truth that human life begins at conception – why, he’s not following the science! But flipping the coin, is it okay for him to impose the opposite belief on the rest of us, that life does not begin at conception?

In other words, life is what he says it is, it starts when he says it starts, depending on the political winds of support.

At a briefing on Thursday, White House Jen Psaki said Biden would be “eager” to sign a bill that solidifies the right to abortion as the law of the land. Catholic Nancy Pelosi’s statement echoed that:

“The Supreme Court’s cowardly, dark-of-night decision to uphold a flagrantly unconstitutional assault on women’s rights and health is staggering…Upon our return, the House will bring up Congresswoman Judy Chu’s Women’s Health Protection Act to enshrine into law reproduction health care for all women across America” (ABC News, 9-2).

Enshrine? To what god? And will that law allow a woman to refuse search and destroy testing that seek out abnormalities in the baby so that counseling can be skewed and abortion forcefully recommended? It’s going on now, why wouldn’t it be increased?

The Hill.com made it appoint to say “Biden is a practicing Catholic and regularly attends Mass on the weekends. While his views on abortion are at odds with the teachings of the church, they are in line with the majority of Catholic voters who say abortion should be legal in all or most cases, according to polling.”

Sounds like a massive disconnect between Church teaching and the faithful in the pews, or is it a media-created disconnect? Whose fault is that? Where is the clear teaching from our hierarchy?

Bishops, Archbishops and Cardinals, it is time to man up. Don’t be put off by the sexist Jen Psakis of the world who say “I know you’ve never faced those choices, nor have you ever been pregnant” (The Hill.com). Truth is truth, for man or woman. Forget political correctness. You successors of the Apostles cannot serve God and mammon. Which will it be? Be mindful of what the Knight told Indiana Jones (The Last Crusade):

“Choose wisely.”

This article, He Said What? is a post from The Bellarmine Forum.
Do not repost the entire article without written permission. Reasonable excerpts may be reposted so long as it is linked to this page.

Cindy Paslawski

CINDY PASLAWSKI earned a degree in Journalism from the University of Minnesota, back when truth and accuracy were prized. She has been active with the Wanderer Forum Foundation almost since its inception, while working as a reporter for The Wanderer newspaper. She has also worked on the front lines as a church secretary and most recently as a freelance book editor. As the Wanderer Forum Foundation/Bellarmine Forum's executive secretary and publication editor since 1995, she has overseen production of the Forum Focus and the Bellarmine Forum magazines, coordinated Regional and National Wanderer Forums, and saw to the publication of both Saving Christian Marriage (2007) and Slaying the “Spiritˮ of Vatican II With the Light of Truth (2017). She and her patient husband have six grown children and nine grandchildren.

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