Joe Biden claimed he wants to do everything in his “power to ensure that all God’s children” have a future Thursday in an op-ed at the Christian Post.
The pro-abortion Democrat has been talking about his Catholic faith often on the campaign trail, saying he cares “for the least of these” and wants to create unity in America. However, Biden has quietly embraced taxpayer-funded abortions on demand. And while constantly bringing up the importance of his faith, Biden has endorsed anti-religious freedom policies that would force nuns, religious charities and hospitals to violate their deeply-held beliefs.
In the new op-ed, Biden said he is guided by the biblical principle, “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
“We all matter in the eyes of God, and it will take all of us to achieve the healing America so desperately needs,” he wrote.
Biden mentioned poverty, racism, the coronavirus and immigration as important issues that he will focus on, if elected.
“Together, we can win the battle for the soul of our nation … and do everything in our power to ensure that all God’s children have the hope and future they so rightfully deserve,” he concluded.
But pro-life leaders quickly called out Biden’s hypocrisy, which leaves out 62 million unborn babies who have been killed in abortions, Fox News reports.
“You cannot claim to be a practicing Catholic and support the slaughter of children in the womb,” Lila Rose, president and founder of Live Action, responded on Twitter. “To do so is heinous and despicable. And you cannot claim you ‘didn’t know’ when your faith, and basic moral law, is telling you loud and clear: You shall not kill.”
Ashley McGuire, senior fellow with The Catholic Association, also criticized Biden for his positions on religious freedom. Among them, Biden would force a Catholic nuns charity to pay for contraception methods that may cause abortions in their employee health plans.
“Joe Biden has campaigned on his Catholic faith while promising policies that contradict Catholic teaching and even threatening the Little Sisters of the Poor,” McGuire told Fox. “The Bishops Conference has warned of the devastating consequences of the Equality Act for religious liberty and for girls and women but Joe Biden supports it.”
Biden’s position on abortion is extreme and out of touch with most Americans.
Last year, he announced that he no longer supports the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits taxpayer-funded elective abortions in Medicaid and other programs. Popular among Americans, the amendment has saved more than 2.4 million unborn babies from abortions, according to research by Charlotte Lozier Institute. If ended, about 60,000 more unborn babies could be aborted every year in the U.S. alone.
In March, Biden said one of his first acts as president would be to restore funding to Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion chain in America.
Biden also said he is committed to “the constitutional right to an abortion” and to reversing “the Trump administration and states’ all-out assault on women’s right to choose.” He 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.
Biden even has called abortions an “essential medical service” – as if slaughtering a unique, irreplaceable human child inside his/her mother’s womb is something good.
His and running mate Kamala Harris’s position on religious freedom, including conscience protections for medical workers, also is deeply troubling. They oppose a religious exemption from the Obamacare contraception mandate for the Little Sisters of the Poor, a nuns’ charity that serves the poor and elderly. The U.S. Supreme Court recently granted the Little Sisters relief from the Obama-era mandate, which would have forced them to fund contraception, including forms that may cause abortions, in their employee health plans.