Bishop Michael Burbidge denounces Biden’s single-minded extremism on abortion; “this priority of the president only brings about pain and death”

By Dave Andrusko

In a speech replete with misinformation, President Joe Biden once again demonstrated that the Biden administration pushes an extremist position on abortion and is more than willing to promote unlimited abortion, even late in pregnancy. 

Biden announced that his first priority, should Democrats still control both Houses of Congress after the November 8th mid-term elections, is to escalate the killing of unborn children. . 

In an October 18 speech at a Democratic National Committee event, Biden said, “Here’s the promise I make to you and the American people. The first bill I will send to the Congress will be to codify Roe v. Wade. When Congress passes it I will sign it in January, 50 years after Roe was first decided the law of the land.”

But what Biden meant for evil, by firing up pro-lifers and the Catholic Church, Biden will ultimately produce good. For example, Arlington Bishop Michael Burbidge responded with a blistering rebuttal.

“I condemn abortion and any political tactic that would codify abortion as national policy,” he wrote. “Fundamentally, abortion ends the life of a precious child and deeply wounds the child’s mother. The role of Congress is to pass laws that serve the common good — and yet this priority of the president only brings about pain and death.”

Bishop Burbidge also wrote about the human cost of what Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, described as  Biden’s “single-minded extremism” on abortion.

We witness firsthand the wounds women and men endure after ending the life of their child. It is clear that they deserve better than abortion. Through various ministries, the Diocese of Arlington accompanies those who have suffered the pain of abortion. 

Any attempt to codify abortion, rather than to enact policies that support unborn children and mothers, should be met with peaceful, active and staunch opposition from the Catholic faithful and all people of good will. While overturning Roe v. Wade was perhaps the most significant pro-life victory in the last century, there is much work to be done to make abortion unthinkable and support mothers in need. The Catholic Church has long offered hope, healing and material support to the vulnerable. We stand ready to continue serving all expectant families in need.