The “Catholic” President and Abortion


In an alarming turn of events, on January 28, 2021, President Joseph Biden has reversed restriction on abortions passed by the previous administration under President Donald J. Trump. President Biden ordered the removal of the “Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance” program, also known as the Mexico City Policy, and expanded the Title X policy. By doing this, he has allowed almost $9.5 billion in aid for organizations that promote and/or perform abortions here in the US or aboard. Democrats claim this program has saved the lives of many women around the world and that they will continue to work to make “a new era of abortion protections” (CNN). This comes as a slap in the face to the annual March for Life that was to take place on January 29, 2021, the following day.
As Catholics, we should be outraged by this. Catholic Social Teaching clearly states that abortion is a violation of human rights and is an abomination that should not, under any circumstance, be tolerated. What makes this worse, is that President Biden, and many other Democrat politicians who support this move, such as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, claim to be devout Catholics. This is clearly false, as they support such a horrific policy. However, some people are finally beginning to stand up to this crime. In South Carolina, the pastor of St. Anthony Catholic Church refused to give Holy Communion to President Biden, plainly stating that the president’s support of abortion was clearly contrary to Catholic teaching. There have also been increased calls for the excommunication of such people who publicly support abortion and still claim to be Catholic.
Here at Cardinal Newman, not everyone agrees on the subject of abortion. I feel there must be more discussions about this topic, not just in the religion classrooms. This is because in a religion class, people are more likely to go with what the Church teaches just to pass instead of truly understanding what we as Catholic believe. The lives of so many are in the hands of the

young people who come out of this school. We must strive to live lives of virtue and morality not just for our own salvation, but for the conversion of heart for all in our community, state, nation, and world.