For all of President Joe Biden’s talk about the importance of his faith, he and his administration do not seem to be doing much to protect religious freedom.
Quite the opposite, Faith Wire reports Biden’s new Secretary of State Anthony Blinken plans to prioritize abortion and other leftist political issues – a sharp turn away from the Trump administration’s focus on religious freedom and basic human rights for all, including the unborn.
On Tuesday, Blinken plans to get rid of his predecessor Mike Pompeo’s global priorities for the Department of State and issue a new agenda that includes “reproductive rights,” the AP reports.
Reproductive rights is an umbrella term that includes abortion on demand, paid for by taxpayers. There is a growing push to abandon conscience protections and force doctors and nurses to help abort unborn babies, too.
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Here’s more from the report:
Blinken will also reverse a Trump administration decision to remove sections on reproductive rights from the State Department’s annual human rights reports on foreign countries, according to [a State Department official.] …
Blinken will also say Tuesday that he has instructed the State Department to restore sections on reproductive rights to future editions, according to the official.
This will include adding information about “discriminating against women in accessing sexual and reproductive health care,” according to the report.
Though Biden claims to be a devout Catholic, he and his administration are championing policies that directly contradict the teachings of the Catholic Church and violate the religious freedom of people of many different faiths.
It is a stark contrast from the State Department’s work under Trump. In the position, Pompeo championed religious freedom and human rights across the world – issues that the AP erroneously described as a “conservative agenda.” Religious freedom and human rights are widely supported across the political spectrum.
Pompeo did not just advocate for human rights for certain human beings, as the Biden administration is now doing; under his leadership, he promoted human rights for all people across the world, born and unborn.
“America’s Founders defined unalienable rights as including ‘life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,’” Pompeo wrote in a recent op-ed at the Wall Street Journal. “They designed the Constitution to protect individual dignity and freedom. A moral foreign policy should be grounded in this conception of human rights.”
Pompeo said some politicians have turned away from the focus on universal, inalienable rights to push “ad hoc rights granted by governments” instead.
“These rights often sound noble and just,” he continued. “But when politicians and bureaucrats create new rights, they blur the distinction between unalienable rights and ad hoc rights granted by governments. Unalienable rights are by nature universal. Not everything good, or everything granted by a government, can be a universal right.”
The so-called right to abortion that Biden is championing is no right at all. Abortions destroy the lives and rights of unique, living human beings.
One of the president’s top priorities is the Equality Act, a bill that would create a “right to demand an abortion.” This would mean taxpayers could be forced to pay for abortions and medical workers could be forced to help abort unborn babies even if it violates their conscience.
Pro-life leaders in Africa and other parts of the world also are criticizing the Biden administration for pushing abortion on their countries when people need basic necessities like clean water, education and medical care.