By Jonathon Van Maren
Joe Biden’s supporters have made much of the fact that he is the second Catholic to become president of the United States (John F. Kennedy was the first.) The media, predictably, has also displayed a newfound appreciation for Catholicism and the president’s alleged faith — and that is because Biden is the most pro-abortion president in American history, and is openly committed to radical aspects of the LGBT agenda that Obama wouldn’t have dared to support. Biden is the sort of Catholic that allows the media to berate actual Catholics about their supposedly “backwards” beliefs.
The pro-abortion views of Catholic politicians rarely attract much attention outside of pro-life and Catholic circles, but the sheer fanaticism of Biden’s brazen anti-family and pro-abortion agenda has triggered a wider debate. Biden, after all, is more extreme on abortion and LGBT issues than any previous president — including Obama. He’s not only put forward a budget without the Hyde Amendment banning taxpayer funding for abortion, he’s asked Congress to disregard rules disallowing the use of tax dollars to fund abortion overseas, too.
Biden, of course, is utilizing the mantra of the pro-abortion politician first trotted out by the Kennedys and the Cuomos after a handful of liberal Jesuit theologians convinced them that Catholics could be pro-abortion politicians. He says he’s personally opposed to abortion, but at the same time is a resolute defender of abortion as a public “right.” More than that, he’s committed to expanding America’s abortion regime. Biden is no morally-conflicted abortion supporter or begrudging campaigner — he’s with Planned Parenthood no matter how high the corpses pile up.