President Joe Biden is renewing his push to make abortion a nationwide policy. This sets our “devout Catholic” President squarely at odds against the Pope and Catholic Dogma. Sadly, he is not alone as many in the private sectors have seen, and termed, DEATH as a “management problem”. Death, any death, is inconvenient to many areas of society. The Pope has, for years, criticized the materialistic culture of the modern world and the attitude of disposability. He has been quoted to say;
“Human life is sacred and inviolable. Every civil right is based on the recognition of the first, fundamental right, the right to life, which is not subject to any condition, of a qualitative, economic and certainly not of an ideological nature. Just as the commandment ‘Thou shalt not kill’ places a clear limit guaranteeing the value of human life, today we must also say ‘No to an economy of exclusion and inequality.’ This economy kills. Human beings are themselves considered consumer goods to be used and then discarded. We have created a ‘throwaway’ culture which is now spreading. In this way life too is discarded.”
Recently, after the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the Pontiff has made scathing remarks on abortion. He has stated;
“The problem of abortion. Abortion is more than a problem, it’s murder, whoever has an abortion kills, no half words. Take any book on embryology for medical students. The third week after conception, all the organs are already there, even the DNA… it is a human life, this human life must be respected, this principle is so clear! To those who cannot understand, I would ask this question: is it right to kill a human life to solve a problem? Is it right to hire a hitman to kill a human life? I ask: Is it legitimate, is it right, to eliminate a human life to resolve a problem? Scientifically it is a human life. Is it right to take it out to solve a problem? That is why the Church is so hard on this issue, because if it accepts this it would be like accepting daily murder. A Head of State told me that the demographic decline began because in those years there was such a strong law on abortion that six million abortions were performed and this left a drop in births in the society of that country.”
Asked about the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization June 24, a decision that stated there is no constitutional right to abortion in the United States, Pope Francis said he could not comment on the technicalities of the decision nor on Roe v. Wade, which it overturned.“ I don’t really understand (the details of) the ruling 50 years ago, and now I can’t say whether it did right or wrong from a judicial point of view. I respect the decisions,” he said. However, he repeated, abortion itself “is a problem.”
Pope Francis points to a problem with the battling sides of this contentious issue. The pro-abortion side put a premium on “choice”, which they see as the standard that is above all else. The Pope, and many Popes before him, places the premium on “life”. Life is the supreme gift from God and it is under His authority. Can we legitimately place a choice against life?
The two sides are arguing past each other, not settling on which issue is primary. According to the Bible and Church, life is the primary concern. The pro-abortion camp wants the Federal Government, particularly President Biden, to be the “hitman”, to which Pope Francis alludes. The question is simple; Will Joe Biden continue to be the hitman of the Pontiff’s analogy?
Let us pray to our Holy Mother that he will rectify his horrendous policies.