A religious leader is very disappointed with the president and House speaker for refusing to protect the lives of unborn babies.
San Francisco’s archbishop strongly rebuked Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi for criticizing the U.S. Supreme Court’s latest decision to uphold Texas’s new pro-life “Heartbeat” law.
Salvatore Cordileone described abortion as the “preeminent human rights issue of our time.” He warned the two Democrats cannot call themselves religious believers while, at the same time, supporting a sector that profits from terminating pregnancies.
“You cannot be a good Catholic and support expanding a government-approved right to kill innocent human beings,” he said in an opinion article published in the Washington Post. “The answer to crisis pregnancies is not violence but love, for both mother and child.”
Cordileone accused the controversial medical procedure of denying the human race “unity and solidarity.” He also claimed it conflicts with conservative family values.
“Everyone who advocates for abortion in public or private life, who funds it or who presents it as a legitimate choice, participates in a great moral evil,” he said. “Abortion kills a unique, irreplaceable human being growing in his or her mother’s womb.”
The archbishop revealed tens of millions of Americans were denied their right to a full life since 1973, when the Supreme Court ruled in the Roe versus Wade case that abortion should be legalized across the United States.
“Can we pastors speak softly when the blood of 60 million innocent American children cries out for justice?” he said. “When their mothers are condemned to silence, secretly suffering the injuries of the culture of ‘choice?'”
Several Catholic priests previously denounced what they called Biden’s and Pelosi’s unethical policies.
In 2019, South Carolina Catholic priest Father Robert Morey refused Biden the sacrament of Holy Communion due to the then former vice president’s stance on abortion.
“Holy Communion signifies we are one with God, each other, and the church,” he said according to Breitbart. “Our actions should reflect that. Any public figure who advocates for abortion places himself or herself outside of church teaching.”
Several Republican leaders and conservative groups are closely examining the Texan Heartbeat Act to introduce similar legislation in other jurisdictions.
Most Republican states have already passed increasingly stringent restrictions on abortion in recent years. However, federal courts blocked many of them following lawsuits from powerful pro-abortion groups, supported by progressive politicians.