A life letter to President Biden
Dear President Biden: I read that you are expected to announce executive orders related to abortion this week, with the intent to strip away many of the current protections of life at all stages. I’m hoping you have a change of heart, and so are all of those babies yet to be born.
I’m actually surprised you didn’t choose to sign the executive order last week when the United States shamefully marked its 48th year of giving abortion the “okay,” thanks to the Jan. 22, 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision. What was originally touted then as a procedure to end a pregnancy in only “extreme circumstances” has resulted in nearly 70 million dead babies. So much for limited use.
I also see your friends in the media are now making a point to highlight the public display of your Catholic faith, including your Sunday church attendance, as the yet-to-ask-a-tough-question media compares your Sundays to those of former President Trump’s, often spent on the golf course.
But, wow, what a difference three months make! Back in October, this same media who now praises you for your “devout” faith was adamant that Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s Catholic faith, and her strict following of church teachings, was frightening and “radical.”
But now, to the media and much of the left, it’s okay that you are a person of faith, but not Barrett. Maybe that’s because you veer sharply from the actual teachings of your church in many areas—areas the left and the media adore, the most far-reaching of which is abortion.
With your expected use of the pen this week, you would undo the Mexico City Policy, which bans U.S. aid from going to organizations that perform abortions. You are also considering reinstating funding to the UN Population Fund and have promised to review the Hyde Amendment, the latter of which prevents taxpayer dollars from funding abortions in this country.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who also claims to be Catholic, said recently that Catholic voters’ support for Trump because of his opposition to abortion “gives me great grief as a Catholic.” Her own Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco responded to that comment: “No Catholic in good conscience can favor abortion,” adding “Our land is soaked with the blood of the innocent, and it must stop.”
Mr. President, how do all the other rights we enjoy in the U.S. hold any meaning when a person’s first right—life—is removed? Maybe someone in the national media will ask you that.