In an article on Saturday, The Washington Post noted of President Joe Biden: “Advocates say the 78-year-old will be the nation’s most pro-LGBTQ president ever.”
Biden himself was quoted in the piece as identifying transgender rights as “the civil rights issue of our time.”
A few years ago, UCLA’s law school offered a study that estimated 1.4 million Americans identified as transgender – less than one-half of 1 percent of the U.S. population.
That Biden has made this a centerpiece of his nascent administration speaks to the potent political and media influence of the LGBT community.
Too bad the unborn, nearly a million of whom will be aborted this year, cannot muster that kind of firepower, as our “devout” Catholic president may also be the most aggressively pro-abortion president we’ve ever seen.
Politico noted recently that Biden vowed to “undo the damage that (President Donald) Trump has done” on abortion. One way is to turn on the federal spigot for Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers, restoring tens, if not hundreds, of millions of dollars to them. Biden, among other policies, also has pledged to codify Roe v. Wade and force religious groups and employers to abide by health insurance requirements that run counter to their pro-life beliefs.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops was simply horrified by Biden’s decision, rendered via executive order, to provide U.S. taxpayer funding to groups overseas that would practice abortion with no strings attached.
“It is grievous that one of President Biden’s first official acts actively promotes the destruction of human lives in developing nations,” the bishops said in a statement. “This Executive Order is antithetical to reason, violates human dignity, and is incompatible with Catholic teaching.”
Biden won’t suffer, though. The liberal Catholic archbishop of Washington has already said Biden can still receive communion.
But against the backdrop of Biden’s pro-abortion politics, the virtual March for Life featured two high-profile people from North Central Florida speaking out for life.
One was former Florida Gators superstar Tim Tebow.
Speaking at the virtual March for Life, the Heisman Trophy winner recalled the story of American missionaries in the Philippines who wanted a fifth baby. After praying extensively, Tebow said, the wife became pregnant. But there were complications.
They first believed the embryo was a “tumor,” and after learning it was truly a baby, a doctor later suggested the mother “get rid of it” for her own sake.
The family went on their faith, Tebow added, and after overcoming further complications, the baby was born.
Tebow noted, “In over 35 years of doing it he (the doctor) looked at her and said, ‘Out of all my years this is the greatest miracle I have ever seen because I have no idea how he survived. The placenta is not attached. There are so many different issues and I don’t know how he had the nourishment and the food to be able to survive. This is a miracle baby.’”
Then, Tebow added, the doctor added, “’Here is your baby, Mrs. Tebow.’ And that day I got to meet my mom.”
“I’m so grateful my mom gave me a chance at life,” he said.
On Friday, also in support of the March for Life, Republicans in the U.S. House tweeted a 94-second video of several lawmakers promoting the pro-life cause.
“House Republicans proudly stand together for life,” the tweet said. “As Democrats double down on their radical pro-abortion agenda, we’re fighting back to be a voice for the voiceless.”
One speaker was freshman Rep. Kat Cammack of Gainesville.
“I’m pro-life because my mom chose life,” she said in her snippet.
Back in December, Cammack told Fox News the backstory of that quote.
She said her mother had a stroke while she was pregnant at age 27. When she got pregnant again six years later, with the baby that turned out to be Cammack, doctors recommended an abortion because of the risk to her own life. Even Cammack’s grandmother sided with the physicians.
Yet, she said, “My mom chose life, which was very difficult for my family. For her to make that choice against the advice of her doctors and against the urging of her own family, that’s pretty powerful. So for me, that’s why I am personally pro-life.”
“We’ll classify bacteria on Mars as life but we won’t classify a heartbeat in the womb as life,” Cammack added.