(Fox News) The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued a stark condemnation of President Biden’s abortion agenda on the day of his inauguration, arguing that he would advance “moral evil” on the “preeminent priority” for the faithful.
“I must point out that our new President has pledged to pursue certain policies that would advance moral evils and threaten human life and dignity, most seriously in the areas of abortion, contraception, marriage, and gender,” said Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez, who serves as the USCCB’s president. “Of deep concern is the liberty of the Church and the freedom of believers to live according to their consciences.”
His comments came amid a broader debate about U.S. politicians, like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who identify as Catholic but pursue policies that conflict with Church teaching. Biden, during the campaign, reversed his decades-old position on the Hyde Amendment, which blocks most taxpayer funding for abortions. He’s also pledged to codify Roe v. Wade, a move that conservatives say would allow abortion up till the moment of birth.