Joe Biden’s presidency presents ample opportunities for those that despise this nation to undo the last four years of effort to restore law, order, and decency to America. One major opportunity, as National Public Radio (NPR) recently pointed out, is the dismantling of the culture of life President Donald Trump cultivated while in office, especially among faith communities.
In a Saturday editorial by Sara McCammon, NPR posited that the Biden regime offers an opportunity for liberal Catholics in America to change the institution’s long-held stance against abortion.
“For those who would like to see the church take a more permissive stance on issues including abortion, Biden’s election is an opportunity,” wrote McCammon.
“Polling suggests a majority of American Catholics support abortion rights in most or all cases and oppose overturning Roe v. Wade, the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide,” she went on. “According to the Guttmacher Institute, a research group that supports abortion rights, most Catholic women say they’ve used contraception at some point, which the church also opposes.”
Jamie Manson, president of Catholics for Choice, an activism group denounced by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, told NPR that she hopes Biden’s presidency presents church officials and lay members with the opportunity to discuss their differing beliefs on abortion.
“There are many issues in which Catholics are dissenting from the bishops and seeing that these are complex moral issues, whether it’s same-sex marriage, whether it’s contraception, or whether it’s abortion,” she said.
Biden’s position as a Catholic has long been a selling point for his campaign in order to appeal to liberal religious voters. Conservative Catholics, however, do not stand with Biden in the erosion of the church’s pro-life stance.
LifeSiteNews, a major conservative Catholic news outlet, has readily pointed out Biden’s stances and campaign promises that directly oppose Catholic doctrine, including virtually-unlimited taxpayer-funded abortion and immediate acceptance of the so-called “Equality Act” and shredding of certain religious liberties in the name of fighting “hate.”
Regarding his personal beliefs on abortion, Biden told Jesuit publication America Magazine in 2015 that he was “prepared to accept as a matter of faith” that “at the moment of conception there’s human life and being,” but wasn’t willing to “impose” what he considers “a precise view, that is born out of my faith, on other people.”
In that interview, Fr. Matt Malone asked Biden whether he believes there is a place in the Democratic Party for people who are pro-life, to which the then-Vice President replied, “Absolutely. Absolutely, positively. And that’s been my position as long as I’ve been engaged.”
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