It has always been rather astonishing that the Catholic Church does not get more confrontational with Democrats that tout their faith.
Joe Biden walked a fine line for years on this front, helped by the fact he supported the Hyde Amendment.
With all Democrats losing their mind over the Texas abortion law that was just passed, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone is bringing out the big guns against Pelosi.
Catholic Dems can get away with supporting abortions under extreme circumstances, such as rape or incest.
However, when they start pushing abortion as health care, even the Catholic Church is not buying that.
You cannot give Bible quotes one second then advocate killing an unborn child out of convenience the next.
Now we also have Joe Biden fighting against science on this front.
While scientists widely accept conception as the moment life begins, Biden recently stated he no longer believes that to be the case, the complete opposite of what he said in 2015.
In his op-ed, the archbishop called out both Pelosi and Biden.
He stated, “Prominent politicians lost no time in reacting hyperbolically to the Supreme Court’s decision refusing to enjoin Texas’s new law banning abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat. President Biden announced a ‘whole-of-government effort’ to find ways to overcome the Texas measure.
“House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) denounced the Supreme Court’s refusal as a ‘cowardly, dark-of-night decision to uphold a flagrantly unconstitutional assault on women’s rights and health,’ and promised new legal action: ‘This ban necessitates codifying Roe v. Wade’ in federal law.”
He made the same point we made after the initial outrage regarding the sensationalism Democrats are using to attack the new law.
Quite frankly, based on their statements, I doubt many of them have read the law or the full Supreme Court decision.
Archbishop Cordileone concluded, “You cannot be a good Catholic and support expanding a government-approved right to kill innocent human beings. This is hardly inappropriate for a pastor to say.
“If anything, Catholic political leaders’ response to the situation in Texas highlights the need for us to say it all the louder.”
It will be very interesting to see how both Pelosi and Biden respond to this as well as any reaction the Pope has, as he has been more than willing to back both Biden and Pelosi on this front thus far.
If the Pope backs them rather than his own Archbishop, well, I would suspect there to be a significant uprising among Catholics to call him out.