Faithful pro-life Catholics, whether Republican or Democrat or whatever political stripe, were treated to a sad spectacle last week. A potentially monumental victory for the long-suffering pro-life movement—a Texas bill banning abortions upon hearing an unborn baby’s heartbeat, which received crucial support by a majority of U.S. Supreme Court justices—was denounced by a Catholic president vowing to launch the “whole of government” against it.
That lifelong Catholic promises to enlist everything from the Department of Health and Human Services to the Justice Department “to see what steps the federal government can take to ensure that women in Texas have access to safe and legal abortions.” He has placed his “best lawyers at the Justice Department” on the issue.
How sick and sorry. If only Joe Biden had been this proactive in Afghanistan, where the whole of government there was ceded to the Taliban. But when it comes to a landmark effort to reduce abortions in America, Joe Biden is rapidly assembling the full force of the federal government. He is commander-in-chief: staunch, steadfast, alert, aggressive, undaunted, ready to mount an offensive. He will not be deterred.
The pro-life movement has fought decades for a victory like this, and now a Catholic president promises to do all he can to reverse it. Breathtaking.
Particularly notable, of the five Supreme Court justices who allowed this breakthrough, three were appointed by President Donald Trump: Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett. It must be stated unequivocally: had Hillary Clinton been elected president rather than Donald Trump in 2016, this huge victory would not have happened.
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