A former Democrat politician who voted to fund the nation’s largest abortion chain is slated to become President Joe Biden’s new United States ambassador to the Vatican.
Breitbart reports Biden recently nominated former U.S. Sen. Joseph Donnelly to the role. Donnelly, who is Catholic, represented Indiana in the U.S. Senate from 2013 to 2019 and the U.S. House from 2007 to 2013.
Donnelly’s nomination likely will be confirmed in the U.S. Senate in the coming weeks without controversy. Previously, Callista Gingrich, a pro-life Catholic appointed by President Donald Trump, served in the role.
Though Donnelly says he is pro-life, he repeatedly voted to fund the billion-dollar abortion chain Planned Parenthood with hundreds of millions of U.S. tax dollars.
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Donnelly’s voting record on the abortion issue was mixed, but he sided with the abortion industry more often than the pro-life movement.
In 2018, his pro-life voting record was 28 percent, according to National Right to Life. Among other things, he voted against an amendment that would have defunded Planned Parenthood, which aborted more than 354,000 unborn babies last year. He also voted against a bill that would have replaced Obamacare and defunded Planned Parenthood in 2017, and he voted against U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation in 2018.
In 2019, Donnelly lost his seat to pro-life Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Braun.
Then, in 2020, he helped to lead the Catholics for Biden campaign to elect the pro-abortion Democrat to office, according to Breitbart. During Biden’s election campaign, Donnelly praised him as a man whose Catholic faith “beats deep in his heart every moment of his life.”
Biden professes to be Catholic, but he has embraced an increasingly radical pro-abortion agenda. While the president claims he personally opposes abortion, he said he does not want to force his beliefs on others; however, he is trying to force taxpayers to pay for abortions in his budget. Last week, he also implemented a new rule restoring about $60 million in taxpayer funding to the largest abortion chain in the U.S., Planned Parenthood.
Among other things, Biden wants to force taxpayers to pay for elective abortions both in the U.S. and in other countries and stop states from passing pro-life laws that protect unborn babies and mothers from abortion.
He also has been filling his administration with radical abortion activists. Less than a year ago, Planned Parenthood CEO Alexis McGill Johnson bragged openly about her strong influence in staffing the Biden administration.