Denver Newsroom, Oct 27, 2022 / 18:00 pm
Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington has denounced U.S. President Joe Biden’s stated intention to codify a national right to abortion should Democrats win control of Congress.
“President Biden recently stated that if the Democratic Party has control of Congress following the November 2022 election, his top priority will be pro-abortion legislation. I condemn abortion and any political tactic that would codify abortion as national policy,” Burbidge said.
“Fundamentally, abortion ends the life of a precious child and deeply wounds the child's mother. The role of Congress is to pass laws that serve the common good — and yet this priority of the president only brings about pain and death.”
Biden, a Catholic, declared in an Oct. 18 speech at a Democratic National Committee event held at the Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C., that “Here’s the promise I make to you and the American people: The first bill that I will send to Congress will be to codify Roe v. Wade.”