US President Joe Biden has been challenged for promoting his Christian faith while supporting policies that expand, promote or protect abortion.
A US public policy organization, Stanton International says it is shocking that the President writes about every person being created in the image of God with equality and rights, while promoting polices and laws that have taken the lives of 62 million innocent children through abortion.
This is in response to an opinion piece for the Christian Post, where Joe Biden states; “My Catholic faith drilled into me a core truth – that every person on earth is equal in rights and dignity, because we are all beloved children of God. We are all created ‘imago Dei’ – beautifully, uniquely, in the image of God, with inherent worth. It is the same creed that is at the core of our American experiment and written into our founding documents – that we are all created equal and endowed by our creator with inalienable rights.”
However, Brandi Swidnell, of Stanton Healthcare and the Stanton Public Policy Center, says; “It is deeply troubling and concerning the President would discuss how important his Christian faith is to his personal and public life, while promoting and expanding policies that will take the lives of innocent children through abortion.
“What makes Mr Biden’s views even more upsetting is the touting of his Catholic faith which has a strong tradition of standing against abortion. In fact, Saint Pope John Paul II, reiterated many times that those who are directly involved in lawmaking bodies have a ‘grave and clear obligation to oppose’ any law that attacks human life.
“Stanton calls upon the President to truly embrace the core truths of the Christian faith which involve protecting and loving the ‘least of these’ and ensuring all are treated with dignity and respect and not violence.”
Rev Patrick Mahoney, Chief Strategy Officer for Stanton Public Policy, adds,”It is unconscionable for President Biden to promote his Christian faith on one hand while supporting and expanding abortion on the other.
“The laws and policies Mr Biden wants to put into place regarding abortion would do nothing to ensure every life is treated with equality and human rights are protected. Rather, it would expand violence and injustice to millions of innocent children and their mothers. These are hardly Christian values.
“I would strongly suggest President Biden spend time in reflective prayer and counsel with Catholic Church leaders to help him fully understand how ‘unchristian’ abortion is. Finally, Mr Biden would do well to meditate Isaiah 1:17, which teaches us to, ‘Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause’.”
Stantoninternational.org exists to “keep the doors of hope open,” providing access to quality care for pregnant women and compassionate alternatives to abortion.