Obama Sends Pro-Abortion Delegation to Vatican to Canonize Popes

International   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 24, 2014   |   11:25AM   |   The Vatican

President Barack Obama has had a history of problems with the Vatican – which one time had to reject a potential ambassador over supporting abortion. Now, the president is sending a pro-abortion delegation to the Vatican for the canonization ceremonies for Pope John Paul XXIII and Pope John Paul II this Sunday.

Obama has a lengthy pro-abortion record — going as far as saying he wanted God to “bless” the Planned Parenthood abortion business — while Pope Francis, the current leader of the Catholic Church, is staunchly pro-life, calling abortion an “unspeakable crime.”
popeobama3Now there’s this. As WorldNetDaily reports, three abortion advocates are on their way to Rome to celebrate two pro-life pontiffs.

The White House announced April 11 its delegation to the canonizations Sunday consists of the following:

  • John Podesta, the former White House chief of staff under Bill Clinton and the current counselor to the president who founded the leftist Washington-based think tank Center for American Progress;
  • Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif., chairman of the House Democratic Caucus; and
  • Katie Beirne Fallon, assistant to the president and director of legislative affairs in the White House.

All three are Democrats with a history of supporting abortion as a central issue in the Democratic Party-framed debate over “a woman’s reproductive rights.”

Sally Steenland, the director of the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative at the Center for American Progress and an outspoken critic of pro-life religious groups, wrote a stinging criticism of faith-based objections to abortion in a Feb. 5 article on the CAP website.

“Anti-choice voices have tried to monopolize morality and God, even as they increasingly jeopardize a woman’s health by making it very difficult for her to get the health care she needs,” Steenland wrote, expressing a Democratic Party theme that has attempted to frame Republicans as opposing “women’s reproductive rights” because of the religious right’s opposition to abortion on moral grounds.

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The abortion-rights group NARAL has given Becerra a 100 percent rating for his voting history on abortion issues.

Fallon, a former senior aide to Sen. Charles Schumer , D-N.Y., and a confident to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is widely credited as being a leading strategist in developing the Obamacare rule that requires employers to provide abortion coverage in employer-sponsored health insurance.

Someday, the United States will have a president again who respects the worth and dignity of human life and who understands one of the core teachings of the Catholic Church — and its number one issue with it comes to world politics — is steadfastly opposing abortion.