CNA Staff, Sep 4, 2020 / 08:30 am America/Denver (CNA).
A pledge by Joe Biden to codify Roe v Wade into federal law is “disgraceful,” a Catholic law professor has said, and argued that the 1973 Supreme Court decision that imposed an abortion “regime” on the country must be reversed.
Robert P. George, professor of jurisprudence at Princeton University, made the comments during an interview Thursday on EWTN Pro-Life Weekly.
Asked about Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden—a baptized Catholic— pledging support for efforts to codify the maximum application of Roe v. Wade into federal law if he is elected president, George said it would “expose an entire class of human beings to death.”
“It’s disgraceful,” George said.
“How can anybody who, as a Catholic, is committed to the proposition that every single member of the human family—irrespective certainly of race and sex and ethnicity, but also and equally irrespective of age, size, stage of development or condition of dependency—is the bearer of a profound and inherent and equal dignity, a creature made in the very image and likeness of God, how can someone who professes, as a Catholic to believe that, expose an entire class of human beings to death?”