UPDATED 4:00 PM PT – Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Joe Biden faced backlash for advancing abortion procedures globally despite his claims to be a devout Catholic.
On Tuesday, Ronna McDaniel took to Twitter to condemn Biden’s repeal of the Mexico City Policy. She tweeted, “one of the last places American tax dollars should go is funding abortions abroad.”
One of the last places American tax dollars should go is funding abortions abroad. https://t.co/Fx2BatlJhB
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) February 2, 2021
By repealing this policy, the federal government may fund abortion access overseas. This came after Biden’s speech Thursday from the Oval Office in which he claimed he overturned the policy in the name of women’s health. Biden added members of the LGBTQ+ community and minorities have historically been denied access.
However, research on legal abortion procedures suggested the practice has led to unprecedented impacts on women at both a physical and psychological level.
After reviewing over 20 major studies on the psychological effects of abortion on women, the British Journal of Psychiatry found women who underwent abortion procedures were at an 81 percent higher risk for mental health problems and 35 percent more likely to commit suicide compared to women who carried their babies to full term.
This data appeared to be echoed in a study conducted by left-leaning outlet Buzzfeed News. Women who chose to end their pregnancies shared their experiences throughout the study.
“I went to the bathroom immediately and it was like all of my insides fell out,” one woman explained. “I don’t know how anybody could bleed that much and live and it was like that for weeks.”
Another woman noted she was not prepared for the emotional aftermath of her abortion.
“I was basically just in my room for weeks and weeks and weeks,” she said. “I started drinking pretty heavily, I couldn’t stop thinking about what if I hadn’t made that decision. It was absolute torture.”
The nation’s Catholic bishops urged Joe Biden to reject abortion in order to not only protect women from the devastating impacts and to preserve traditional family values, but to protect the right to life as outlined in the Constitution.
In a recent interview, Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishop’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities Joseph Naumann asserted that Biden weaponized phrases such as “healthcare” and “women’s equality” to mask the brutal reality. Naumann stressed that no other health procedures end up with one person dead and the other scarred emotionally, spiritually and sometimes even physically.
“It’s really tragic that anyone would do this, but particularly one who claims to be Catholic,” Naumann said. “I think it’s very contrary to what he campaigned on as being a unifying president. I mean he’s obviously in debt to pro-abortion forces within his party and and he’s just conforming to them. I wish he was as orthodox in his Catholic faith as he is in his in doing what Planned Parenthood instructs him to do.”
The archbishop suggested that instead of funding abortion clinics overseas, this money should be used to expand resources for women who face challenging pregnancies.