Washington D.C., Jan 28, 2021 / 15:00 pm
Leading U.S. bishops decried President Biden's repeal of pro-life policies on Thursday.
President Joe Biden, a Catholic, issued a presidential memorandum on Thursday afternoon repealing the Mexico City Policy. His act allows for the U.S. to again fund international pro-abortion groups through family planning funding and global health assistance.
The U.S. bishops' conference (USCCB) warned that, under Biden's order, the U.S. would be contributing to abortions and abortion advocacy in the developing world.
"It is grievous that one of President Biden's first official acts actively promotes the destruction of human lives in developing nations," Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City and Bishop David Malloy of Rockford stated on Thursday. Archbishop Naumann is the chair of the U.S. bishops' pro-life committee, and Bishop Malloy is chair of the bishops' international justice and peace committee.