On Jan. 28, Biden issued a memorandum allowing for taxpayer funding of international pro-abortion groups, and took the first step toward allowing funding of domestic pro-abortion groups in the Title X family planning program.
In addition, Biden has supported taxpayer-funded elective abortions by opposing the Hyde Amendment. The White House has reaffirmed his position in recent weeks, and on Tuesday would not guarantee that a proposed massive COVID relief bill would not include funding of abortions.
The U.S. bishops' conference (USCCB) has stated that abortion is a "preeminent priority," because of the high number of abortions, the attack on "life itself," and because it "takes place within the sanctuary of the family." Archbishop Jose Gomez, president of the USCCB, noted Biden's support for abortion as contradicting the teachings of the Church, in his Jan. 20 statement for Biden's inauguration.
Clarity on the "preeminence" of the life issue, Warsaw said, is "what is missing, in certainly this administration, and in certain quarters of the Church where there seems to be a tendency to want to try to go along to get along."
"We can't pursue some sort of artificial unity, just for the sake of unity, when there are fundamental issues here-the issue of life-that we have to speak out on, and continue to speak out on, and continue to engage on," Warsaw said.
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Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, appeared on EWTN Pro-Life Weekly with Warsaw, and said that the pro-life movement "shouldn't be distracted with all the disappointments of late."
"Our greatest strength is in what we've already accomplished in the last six years, and that is through the Supreme Court, over 230 new judges across the federal court system, and all of the massive number of pro-life pieces of legislation coming up from real people in real states that want their voices and their opinions expressed in the law," she said.
A top priority, she said, is to "make sure that the filibuster stays in place" in the Senate. If the filibuster is abolished, she said, then a simple majority vote in the chamber could increase the number of Supreme Court justices and allow for more pro-abortion justices and federal judges.