Joe Biden is taking America in the “wrong direction” by trying to force taxpayers to pay for abortions instead of helping pregnant mothers and babies in need, a leading U.S. Catholic bishop said Friday.
The Catholic News Service reports Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori criticized Biden in a statement after the president signed a second executive order to expand abortions.
“I continue to call on the president and all our elected officials to increase support and care to mothers and babies, rather than facilitate the destruction of defenseless, voiceless human beings,” said Lori, who chairs the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops pro-life committee.
Biden, despite professing to be a devout Catholic, has been pushing to force taxpayers to fund abortions through Medicaid since he took office. On Wednesday, he signed an executive order directing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to explore ways to skirt the Hyde Amendment and use Medicaid dollars to pay for pregnant women in pro-life states to travel to other states for an abortion.
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