Bishop Says “You Can’t be an Authentic Catholic and Pro-Abortion”

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   May 11, 2020   |   10:13AM   |   Washington, DC

U.S. Catholic bishops are raising their voices for the rights of unborn babies as some high-level politicians claim to be Catholic while supporting abortion on demand.

On Thursday, Bishop Thomas J. Tobin of Providence, Rhode Island, made it clear that Catholics must oppose the killing of unborn babies in abortions, Breitbart reports.

“Just saw a headline in a Catholic newspaper with the phrase ‘pro-abortion Catholic.’ Sorry. That’s a contradiction in terms,” Tobin wrote on Twitter. “You can’t be a Catholic, at least not an authentic one, and be ‘pro-abortion.’ Or ‘pro-choice.’ It’s the same thing.”

Tobin did not name names, but presumed Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden fits the description. The so-called Catholic politician has promised to keep abortion on demand legal and work to force taxpayers to fund abortions, if elected.

Biden said he would codify Roe v. Wade into law and nominate pro-abortion judges to the U.S. Supreme Court. In April, he even called the killing of unborn babies an “essential medical service” during the coronavirus pandemic.

But Catholic leaders have been clear that true Catholics cannot support the killing of unborn babies in abortions. In November, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops released a letter urging Catholics to oppose abortion as a “preeminent priority.”

The National Catholic Register also recently highlighted Catholic leaders’ struggle with Biden’s growing radicalism.

According to Breitbart:

Catholics voted for Donald Trump in 2016 by a larger margin than for any other Republican candidate in the five elections of the new millennium, according to a Pew Research Center study, and Catholic Democrats rightly fear that the margin could be even greater in 2020.

Catholic Democrats already came out swinging at New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan last week for having engaged in a conference call with President Trump on the topic of Catholic education, with the ultra-liberal National Catholic Reporter (NCR) lashing out at Dolan for “capitulating” to the Republican Party. …

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The paper recognized that for the U.S. bishops, “the all-consuming issue is abortion,” which basically disqualifies the Democrat ticket.

Biden has aligned himself closely with the billion-dollar abortion industry, which donates millions to pro-abortion Democrats’ political campaigns. Last year, Biden promised to end the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits taxpayer-funded abortions in Medicaid. He also said one of his first acts as president would be to restore funding to Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion chain in America.

Biden recently said he would be committed to “the constitutional right to an abortion” and “reverse the Trump administration and states’ all-out assault on women’s right to choose.” He also promised to “work to codify Roe v. Wade.” The infamous U.S. Supreme Court decision made the United States one of only seven countries in the world that allows elective abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

His health care plan would expand abortions as well. It would force insurance companies to cover abortions as “essential” health care under Obamacare.

Biden’s growing radicalism prompted a South Carolina priest to deny him communion last October. Others have said they would do the same.

The Catholic Church teaches that every human life is valuable because he/she is created in the image of God, and abortion is evil because it destroys God’s most precious creation, a baby in the womb. Every year in America, nearly 1 million unborn babies are slaughtered in legal abortions. Since Roe v. Wade, more than 61 million have lost their lives.