The U.S. Catholic bishops’ pro-life chairman is expressing disappointment with President Biden as his Administration reverses a Trump-era rule that restricted funding over abortion.
“It’s really sad,” Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, who heads the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities, told EWTN News Nightly. The Biden administration, he added, is “in the control of abortion extremists.”
The archbishop reacted to the administration’s reversal of the “Protect Life Rule,” which barred tax dollars from Title X recipients that provide or promote abortion and required Title X clinics to be physically separate from abortion clinics. A federal program, Title X subsidizes family planning services, including contraceptives, for low-income communities.
The archbishop challenged President Biden – the second Catholic president in U.S. history – to defend and cherish human life.
“He likes to call himself a devout Catholic. I would urge him to begin to act like one, especially on the life issues,” Archbishop Joseph Naumann said. “And to let his faith really inform his conscience and the decisions that he’s making, not the platform of his party.”