Joe Biden Says He’s Catholic But Won’t Protect Christian Doctors From Being Forced do Abortions

National   Micaiah Bilger   Mar 5, 2021   |   11:42AM    Washington, DC

President Joe Biden often says he supports abortion because he does not want to impose his Catholic beliefs on others. But the supposedly devout Catholic president has adopted positions that would force the beliefs of the radical left on Americans.

Now, the rights of doctors and nurses are at risk.

If the so-called Equality Act (House Resolution 5) passes, medical workers could be forced to help abort unborn babies or lose their jobs. The legislation is one of Biden’s top priorities.

According to National Review, the bill would strip away conscience protections for medical workers by making it illegal to discriminate “on the basis of pregnancy.” This means medical workers who refuse to help abort an unborn baby for religious or moral reasons could be fired or kicked out of the medical profession.

Earlier this week, a reporter specifically asked Biden’s press secretary, Jen Psaki, about conscience protections in the bill, but she refused to give a direct answer.

“Pro-life groups are very concerned with the phrase “pregnancy discrimination’ in the Equality Act, you’re familiar with the phrase I’m sure. And it would force doctors to perform abortions even if it violates their conscience. What does President Biden say about those concerns?” EWTN reporter Owen Jensen asked.

“The president has been a long supporter of Roe v. Wade. It has been his consistent belief that it should be law and he will fight to continue to protect that,” Psaki said.

ACTION ALERT: Contact your two senators and urge a NO vote on the Equality Act that promotes abortions. Call (202) 224-3121 or go here for specific contact info.

Jensen responded, “So are conscience concerns not a concern of his?”

Psaki avoided the question a second time, saying, “I’m just going to state what the president’s policies are.”

When Jensen asked a third time, she said, “You will have to talk to a future Secretary Becerra once he is confirmed.”

Pro-life, conservative and religious leaders are urging Congress to reject the pro-abortion bill for multiple reasons.

“Rather than affirm human dignity in ways that meaningfully exceed existing practical protections, the Equality Act would discriminate against people of faith,” the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said in a statement in February. “It would also inflict numerous legal and social harms on Americans of any faith or none.”

A 2019 poll commissioned by the USCCB found that 83 percent of Americans believe healthcare professionals should not be forced to perform procedures against their moral beliefs. When asked specifically about abortion, only 20 percent said healthcare workers should be legally required to perform abortions even if they have moral objections.

On the surface, the goal of the Equality Act (House Resolution 5) supposedly is to protect people from discrimination. It would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to redefine sex discrimination to include gender identity and sexual orientation.

But leading pro-life and conservative groups warned that the legislation would create a “right to demand an abortion.” They said medical workers could be forced to help abort unborn babies and taxpayers could be forced to fund their deaths.

Biden included the Equality Act as a top legislative priority for his first 100 days in office on his campaign website.

National Right to Life, the Family Research Council, the Susan B. Anthony List, March for Life Action and other pro-life groups also are urging lawmakers to reject the bill.

ACTION ALERT: Contact your two senators and urge a NO vote on the Equality Act that promotes abortions. Call (202) 224-3121 or go here for specific contact info.