Joe Biden brought up his Catholic faith Tuesday when he defended abortion on demand with the claim that “no one knows” when life begins.
Breitbart reports the president promoted the legalized killing of unborn babies in abortions during a campaign rally in Florida. Democrats have made abortion a key focus of the midterm election, and Biden promised to make abortion a top priority in 2023 if his party wins more seats in Congress.
“I’m a practicing Catholic. I’ve supported Roe vs. Wade,” Biden said. “And the reason I support Roe vs. Wade is the most rational basis upon which confessional faiths can agree: No one knows precisely when does human life begin.”
His statement was both troubling and wrong for multiple reasons in regard to the Christian faith, scientific knowledge and basic human rights.
Biden professes to be a devout Catholic, but his abortion advocacy directly defies his religion. The Catholic Church teaches that every human life is valuable from the moment of conception to natural death, and abortion is evil.
Last week, U.S. Catholic bishops condemned Biden’s “single-minded extremism” on abortion after he announced a radical pro-abortion bill as his top priority for 2023. One archbishop recently described the legislation as “child sacrifice,” saying it’s what “one would expect from a devout Satanist, not a devout Catholic.”
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The bill, which Biden says would “codify Roe,” actually would go much further. Nicknamed the Abortion Without Limits Up to Birth Act, it would force states to legalize abortions for basically any reason up to birth and force taxpayers to pay for them. The bill also would end parental consent for minors and jeopardize conscience protections for doctors and nurses who refuse to abort unborn babies.
The president also was wrong about not knowing when life begins. For more than a century, scientists have known that a unique, living human being comes into existence at the moment of fertilization.
As Live Action reported this week: “The first true understanding of when a unique human life begins came after Matthias Jakob Schleiden and Theodor Schwann discovered in 1839 that an embryo develops from a single-cell zygote. They observed that the single-cell zygote was alive and an independent human. This led to the American Medical Association’s 1859 statement strongly opposing abortion (though the group is now firmly and radically in support of abortion).”
This basic knowledge is in textbooks and research papers, scientific magazines and medical websites. LifeNews just published an updated article with 44 quotes from expert sources that confirm a unique individual human life begins at conception.
But denying the science is convenient for Biden and his party. Pro-abortion groups spend massive amounts of money donating to pro-abortion Democrats’ campaigns. Planned Parenthood alone is expected to spend a record $50 million on the midterm elections this fall.