Two Catholic bishops, Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, and Bishop David J. Malloy of Rockford, Illinois, have released a statement blasting President Joe Biden’s executive order that will allow US taxpayer money to fund organizations that promote and provide abortions overseas.
The statement was posted Thursday on the website of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
“It is grievous that one of President Biden’s first official acts actively promotes the destruction of human lives in developing nations,” the bishops wrote. “This Executive Order is antithetical to reason, violates human dignity, and is incompatible with Catholic teaching. We and our brother bishops strongly oppose this action. We urge the President to use his office for good, prioritizing the most vulnerable, including unborn children.”
The executive order in question rescinded the Mexico City Policy, which did not consider abortion to be a “family planning activity” and ensured that taxpayer money would only go to health service