‘Devout Catholic’ Biden Will Allow Title X Money to Fund Abortion-Referring Clinics
The language states “the funds cannot directly pay for abortions.” We all know, though, that Planned Parenthood will find a way around the rule.
Our devout Catholic president Biden reversed former President Donald Trump’s decision to block Title X money from funding abortion-referring clinics.
Please note the sarcasm. One of the oldest parts of the Catechism condemns abortion. No Catholic can support abortion or the death penalty.
The reversal means Planned Parenthood and other clinics providing abortions will receive your tax money. From The Catholic News Agency:
In a final rule announced on Monday, clinics participating in the Title X family planning program – which funds contraceptives and family planning services for low-income communities – can once again refer for abortions, and do not have to be physically separate from abortion facilities.
In 2019, the Trump administration had required Title X recipients to not refer for abortions, nor could clinic recipients be co-located with abortion facilities.
HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra said: “Today more than ever, we are making clear that access to quality family planning care includes accurate information and referrals — based on a patient’s needs and direction.”
However, the language states “the funds cannot directly pay for abortions.”
That part of the new rule ticked off Planned Parenthood:
Planned Parenthood Action added that the new rule included “disappointing language allowing providers to refuse to counsel/refer patients for abortions due to their own personal beliefs.”
The rule states that “objecting individuals and grantees will not be required to counsel or refer for abortions” in the program.
Under the text of the final rule, Title X recipients can provide abortion referrals but “may not take further affirmative action” such as transporting the patient to an abortion clinic. They may also “be a dues paying participant in a national abortion advocacy organization, so long as there are other legitimate program-related reasons for the affiliation.”
I call bull crap.
You know Planned Parenthood and other infanticide clinics will find a way around the rule.
Donations tax deductible
to the full extent allowed by law.
The neo-Malthusian eugenics agenda requires Planned Parenthood to “stay alive” and not be aborted.
If you do a deep dive into canon law, the magesterium, church tradition and history, and Francis’s 2018 pronouncement, you will conclude that a Catholic can indeed support the death penalty. The successors to Peter do not have unlimited power.
Do you mean the guy who shoved his fingers in an employee’s vagina?
That devout Catholic.
Fûck the Heretic
Fûck Joe Biden
LOL…. Well said….. #FJB.. Ouch.
As I understand it, this is not true. Catholic doctrine throughout its history supported the death penalty, until literally three years ago. I don’t think rejecting a very recent change to the catechism, which flies in the face of 2000 years of Catholic teaching, can be inconsistent with being a devout Catholic. Especially since under Francis the old question “Is the Pope Catholic” is no longer rhetorical.
“…under Francis the old question “Is the Pope Catholic” is no longer rhetorical.”
Is Joe Biden more devout than the Pope?
Would Joe Biden make a better Pope than Francis?
If Joe Biden was pope would the age old question “Is the Pope Catholic” no longer be rhetorical?
The Papal states executed many persons.
As I understand it, it does not matter whether or not it “flies in the face of 2000 years of Catholic teaching” or not. If the catechism of the Catholic church now states that a Catholic cannot support the death penalty then a Catholic cannot support the death penalty. And no amount of sophistry will change that.
Also, no the current Pope isn’t Catholic. Far from it. Surprised the Princes of the Church (aka Bishops) haven’t dealt with him by now and put a more compliant person in the post.
The current powers that be in the Church have lost all credibility on this…and well everything at this point. They/the “Pope” encourages use of the covid vaccines that have used aborted fetal cells/tissue in either development or testing. Its nothing but a pack of leftist neo fascists at this point
The catholic church has fallen. Plenty of good laypersons, plenty of good priests, and even a few good bishops. The entire leadership is thoroughly compromised and shouldn’t be listened to. Quite the conundrum for a catholic layperson.
You are correct, Milhouse.
CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
“2265 Legitimate defense can be not only a right but a grave duty for one who is responsible for the lives of others. The defense of the common good requires that an unjust aggressor be rendered unable to cause harm. For this reason, those who legitimately hold authority also have the right to use arms to repel aggressors against the civil community entrusted to their responsibility.”
Taking an innocent life is always a grave mortal sin. Always evil. The unborn can never be an unjust aggressor.
On the other hand, Matthew 22:
“36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets…”
You can’t love your neighbor if you first don’t love yourself. Loving yourself means loving your life, the gift that only God can give.
When Jesus talked about turning the other cheek, He was talking about not returning insults.
He wasn’t saying that if a couple of biker gang members break into your house to rape and kill your wife and daughters to offer to help pin them down.
When I cite scripture, and I know Milhouse doesn’t recognize the New Testament as an authority and I don’t know about any of the rest of you, but there is a great deal of practical wisdom therein, I am never ever thinking I’m holier-than-thou. What I am thinking is, holy ****, look at all the s*** I’m going to have to pay for. I read Paul’s letters to the Romans and it’s like he’s been following me around since elementary school.
What’s Rule 0 of Economics 101? “Money is fungible.”
This is like the Lottery Scam. “Our state lottery will fund schools!” And it does, but they take all the money in the old budget that USED to fund schools, and reallocate it to a new Senate Swimming Pool.
Well, PP can just do the same thing. Take all their old money that used to fund contraception and training, or whatever,, and use it for abortions.
These days, “I’m a Catholic” is about as meaningful as “I’m a Playboy Club Key Holder.” Those days are gone, my friend.
Glad you said it. It’s just really that simple.
PP has $10.00. They need $9.50 to pay employees, keep the lights on, and fund their “Above Ground” activities leaving only $0.50 to pay for abortion.
Pope Pissy Pants Biden gives them $1000.00 and now they are good. They can expand like a cockroach infestation, give $500.00 back to the democrats in “campaign contributions”, and still have $300.00 or $400.00 more for abortion.
But Pope Pissy Pants didn’t pay for abortions.
Based on his behavior, Biden’s god is money and power. Claiming to be a Catholic is just another useful lie in the service to his real god.
Base on his current state of mind, Joe Biden doesn’t know what a god is.
Bases on his current behavior, Joe Biden thinks he is a god and can do whatever he wants.
Ha ha. That’s a good one!
Failing to be a devout Catholic has been the norm since I’ve been alive. Usually it’s taken as the church being out of touch. That’s probably what devout means.
There was a little doubtfulness when it was no longer cafeteria fish Friday but everybody pretty much went to meatloaf with brown gravy in short order.
Well, bad example. That wasn’t the faithful drifting, it was the Church removing the restriction.
Given recent rumblings from some Bishops about abortion stances of politicians who claim to be Catholic but personally endorse and support abortion this could be an issue.
The problem the Catholic Church faces is that the Federal government is to a large degree their pay master, at least in terms of direct grants and contracting to various Catholic Charity functions. This may temper the response.
Something about can’t serve God and money, right?
Biden subscribes to the Pro-Choice religion.
That said, Catholicism allows for self-defense. Whether capital punishment qualifies or is a “heroic” act (h/t Pelosi) is debatable. Elective abortion a.k.a. planned parent/hood is rarely a choice taken in self-defense, but more often a choice for social progress, medical progress (e.g. Mengele effect, clinical cannibalism), and climate mitigation (e.g. carbon sequestration).
Demos-cracy is aborted in darkness.
The Catholic Church does not teach that capital punishment is ialways evil. That would be a novel theory (not a good thing in itself) that would need a lot of convincing argument as is seems to contradict 2000 years of the Church’s teaching and some passages in the Pauline letters.
Not even Pope Francis in his often confused and confusing texts did say that.
On abortion on the other hand there is no confusion whatsoever it is intrinsece malum and therefore always wrong.
Thank you. The traditional Catholic Catechism (which I cited above) is that capital punishment is justified for the same reason self-defense is justified. A five year stretch in the pen for grand larceny or a job as a prison guard isn’t supposed to be a death sentence. But on the other hand if someone is so dangerous, so incorrigible, he can’t be safely locked up without risking another persons life, then the death penalty is warranted.
I’m not for the promiscuous use of the death penalty. But I’m also erring on the side of better be safe than sorry. In India working elephants were so valuable that they were allowed to kill 5 mahouts before being put down. No person is worth one elephant.
Prison is prison, but it’s still a part of the community. If someone is going to be a threat to the community even in prison, then kill him. And of course I’m not being anti-woman. I also mean she.
One wonders, where is the USCCB on this?
Hey, did you know October is the “respect for life” month” per their website?
You’d never know it, considering the abortion loving pols they’re not excommunicating. Maybe they’re more worried than I am about the gay pride month events I won’t be invited to.