Biden’s administration has acted to promote abortion and the “LGBT” agenda with surprising “haste and intensity,” Warsaw said of the president’s first 100 days.
Just eight days after he was inaugurated, Biden issued an executive order repealing the Mexico City Policy, and allowing for U.S. global health assistance to once again flow to international NGOs that perform or promote abortions.
“The move flouted repeated reminders from the U.S. bishops about how his [Biden’s] pro-abortion commitments conflict with the Church’s clear teaching about this preeminent moral issue of our time,” Warsaw wrote, “as well as Pope Francis’ repeated warnings about ‘modern forms of ideological colonization,’ including the exportation of a progressive agenda against the unborn.”
Biden – a Catholic president – enabled taxpayer funding of pro-abortion groups, and made U.S. Catholics complicit in such funding, Warsaw said.
“With the stroke of a pen, our nation’s Catholic president forced his fellow Catholics, and other Americans who abhor abortion on the grounds of their faith-based belief in the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death, to violate their consciences by making them complicit in funding the international abortion lobby,” Warsaw wrote.
Biden has also appointed Xavier Becerra as secretary of Health and Human Services, “a Catholic politician who dissents on abortion even more flagrantly than the president,” Warsaw noted.
The administration has already repealed a pro-life rule, allowing Title X federal family planning funding to go to clinics that refer for abortions and further requiring recipients to provide abortion counseling.
“Planned Parenthood will be by far the biggest beneficiary of the Title X money that is now poised to flood into the abortion industry,” Warsaw wrote.
The administration also allowed federally-funded research with aborted fetal tissue to resume at National Institutes of Health (NIH) facilities. It revoked an ethics advisory board set up by the Trump administration to review proposals for federally-funded fetal tissue research conducted outside NIH facilities.
“In effect, this move gives a green light to the evil trade in abortion-derived human body parts,” Warsaw said.
Biden has also contradicted Church teaching on sexuality by going “all-in for promotion of ‘transgenderism’ and other central elements of the ‘LGBT’ agenda,” Warsaw wrote.
The president issued an executive order upon taking office that redefined sex discrimination to include discrimination on the basis of “gender identity” and “sexual orientation.” Biden stated it was the policy of his administration to uphold federal civil rights protections against sex discrimination, and to extend the protections to these other classes.
“Along with facilitating destructive ‘gender-reassignment’ medical procedures — including for minors — and compromising women’s sports by allowing competition by biological males who identify as female, legal scholars warn that Biden’s policies will inevitably transgress against the conscience rights of Catholics and others who reject gender ideology,” Warsaw wrote.
Biden’s flurry of activity on these issues is an “aggressive and highly partisan mode of governance” that “flagrantly contradicts the central promise he made in his inaugural address — to govern as a unifier, not a divider,” Warsaw wrote.
In response to these policies, Catholics now “have a double responsibility at this political moment,” Warsaw wrote.
“We need to highlight how Biden’s policies and actions in these areas are harming all Americans. We also need to highlight how they are undermining the Church, by making it seem that it’s possible to remain authentically Catholic while dissenting so fundamentally on such key moral issues,” he said.
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