Catholic Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas criticized Joe Biden on Friday for introducing a federal budget plan with direct taxpayer funding for elective abortions.
Life News reports:
Naumann, who chairs the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ pro-life committee, urged Congress to reject Biden’s plan and protect unborn children, the Church Militant reports.
Biden’s 2021 budget proposal eliminates the Hyde Amendment, a decades-old bipartisan measure that prohibits taxpayer funding for elective abortions in Medicaid. The life-saving amendment has strong public support and even Biden supported it for many years, but now the billion-dollar abortion industry wants it gone.
“For nearly half a century, the Hyde Amendment and related provisions have protected taxpayers from funding most abortions. These policies have broad support from Democrats and Republicans,” Naumann responded in a statement Friday.
“Taxpayer-funded abortion represents a failure to serve women in their maternity by funding despair and death instead of hope and life,” the archbishop continued.
He said the Hyde Amendment has “protected millions of unborn babies and mothers in difficult circumstances from the tragedy of abortion.”
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is set to discuss denying Eucharist to pro-abortion politicians who are not in Full Communion with the Catholic Church.