Senator Tim Scott delivered the Republican Address to the Nation last night following the speech by Joe Biden to Congress. During his address, Scott criticized Biden for claiming to be a Catholic while, at the same time, forcing Americans to fund abortions with their tax dollars.
Biden has repeatedly claimed to be a “devout” Catholic” or a “faithful Catholic” but his radical pro-abortion record has so far been anything bu faithful to the pro-life teachings of the Catholic Church.
“The President is abandoning principles he held for decades,” Scott said, noticing the contradiction between his supposed faith and his pro-abortion governing. “Now, he says your tax dollars should fund abortions. He’s laying groundwork to pack the Supreme Court.”
“This is not common ground,” he said.
“The beauty of the American Dream is that families get to define it for themselves,” Scott continued. “We should be expanding options and opportunities for all families — not throwing money at certain issues because Democrats think they know best.”
Senator Scott is not alone in condemning Biden and his abortion extremism and the nations’ Catholic bishops will vote soon on whether they think
“It can be easy to forget about the many harmful policy changes underway when the accumulated attacks on Catholics are so frequent and come from nearly every corner of this administration,” Catholic Vote President Brian Burch told the Daily Caller News Foundation Wednesday. “We won’t forget. And we are making sure every Catholic doesn’t either.”
Last week, the Biden administration restored taxpayer funding to research that uses aborted baby body parts, a reversal from the Trump administration.
Bishop Joseph Strickland, of Tyler, Texas, a strong voice for life in the U.S., quickly condemned the action as “of the devil.”
“To slaughter unborn children, then to put their tiny bodies up for sale, then to use our tax dollars to purchase the bodies of these unborn children for scientific research,” he responded on Twitter. “These acts are of the devil. People of faith must protest vigorously, we must not turn a blind eye!”
Catholic bishops also lamented what is perhaps Biden’s most egregious and dangerous action to-date: its decision to stop enforcing FDA safety regulations for abortion drugs. Now, the abortion industry can sell abortion drugs through the mail without ever seeing the woman in person.
Because of these actions, “there’s a growing sense of urgency,” San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone told the Associated Press. “Abortion is not just one among many important issues. … It’s a direct attack on human life.”
Cordileone said Biden and other politicians are causing “scandal … when they say they are faithfully Catholic and yet oppose the church on such a basic concept.”
Religious freedom also is at risk. Right now, Biden is pressuring Congress to pass the Equality Act, which would strip away conscience protections for pro-life medical workers and create a “right” to demand an abortion.
Soon after Biden was inaugurated, he also got rid of the Mexico City Policy and restored tens of millions of taxpayer dollars to the International Planned Parenthood Federation, which kills babies in abortions around the world and lobbies to legalize abortions in pro-life countries. Pro-life leaders warned that the money will be used to pressure countries in Africa and South America to legalize the killing of unborn babies in abortions.
Additionally, the Biden administration recently introduced a rule to restore taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood and other abortion groups through Title X. He also signed a COVID relief package with no limits on taxpayer funding for abortions.
According to the Family Research Council, the Biden administration thus far has allowed almost $480 billion in taxpayer funds to be used to subsidize abortions and abortion businesses.
Nearly 1 million unborn babies are aborted in the U.S. every year and more than 62 million have been aborted since Roe v. Wade. In January on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Biden said he is “deeply committed to” expanding access to abortion.