Biden Prepares to Abolish the Hyde Amendment

St. John Paul II — speaking for the Catholic Church — stated plainly that abortion is murder.

“The moral gravity of procured abortion is apparent in all its truth if we recognize that we are dealing with murder and, in particular, when we consider the specific elements involved,” he wrote in “Evangelium Vitae.”

“The one eliminated is a human being at the very beginning of life,” he said in this encyclical. “No one more absolutely innocent could be imagined.”

St. John Paul II then condemned murder by abortion as an act that is illicit in all circumstances.

“I declare that direct abortion, that is, abortion willed as an end or as a means, always constitutes a grave moral disorder, since it is the deliberate killing of an innocent human being,” he said. “This doctrine is based upon the natural law and upon the written Word of God, is transmitted by the Church’s Tradition and taught by the ordinary and universal Magisterium.

“No circumstance, no purpose, no law whatsoever can ever make licit an act which is intrinsically illicit,” he said, “since it is contrary to the Law of God which is written in every human heart, knowable by reason itself, and proclaimed by the Church.”

President Joe Biden, who calls himself “a practicing Catholic,” knows this.

As this column has noted before, Biden stated in his 2012 vice presidential debate with then-Rep. Paul Ryan: “I accept my church’s position on abortion as what we call de fide doctrine. Life begins at conception. That’s the church’s judgment. I accept it in my personal life.”

However, it is not merely the “church’s judgment” that life begins at conception. It is a biological fact.

As this column has also previously noted, Biden sent a letter to a constituent in 1994 unambiguously stating his opposition to taxpayer funding of abortion.

“I will continue to abide by the same principle that has guided me throughout my 21 years in the Senate: those of us who are opposed to abortion should not be compelled to pay for them,” Biden wrote. “As you may know, I have consistently — on no fewer than 50 occasions — voted against federal funding of abortion.”

When Biden ran for president in 2020, he took the opposite position. He not only favored legalized abortion on demand, but also forcing taxpayers to pay for this form of murder — through both Obamacare subsidies and getting rid of the Hyde Amendment that prohibits Medicaid funding of most abortions.

“Vice President Biden supports repealing the Hyde Amendment because health care is a right that should not be dependent on one’s zip code or income,” said Biden’s campaign website. “And, the public option will cover contraception and a woman’s constitutional right under Roe v. Wade.” Read more…

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