TYLER, Texas, October 7, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) ― Following Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s pledge to create a pro-abortion law, a Catholic bishop described abortion as “the murder of the child” in the mother’s womb, and “death by dismemberment.”
Yesterday, Bishop Joseph Strickland of the Diocese of Tyler, Texas, took to Twitter to oppose the Democratic presidential candidate’s promise to make Roe v. Wade “the law of the land.” Roe v. Wade is the 1973 Supreme Court ruling essentially legalizing abortion across the country under the guise of a woman’s right to privacy.
“We must speak against the fallacy that abortion is about a woman’s health care,” Strickland commented, retweeting an article by the Catholic News Agency about Biden’s “abortion law pledge.”
“Interrupting the natural process of pregnancy is actually a threat to a woman’s health,” the bishop continued. “And to speak of the murder of the child in her womb, death by dismemberment is evil!”
We must speak against the fallacy that abortion is about a woman’s health care. Interrupting the natural process of pregnancy is actually a threat to a woman’s health. And to speak of the murder of the child in her womb, death by dismemberment is evil! https://t.co/Bs0QdwolwF
— Bishop J. Strickland (@Bishopoftyler) October 7, 2020
At an outdoor town hall meeting airing on NBC on Monday, Joe Biden was asked how he would “protect” so-called “reproductive health rights,” should pro-life Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a Catholic mother of seven, be confirmed as a Supreme Court justice.
Biden, who was baptized and professes to be a practicing Catholic, said that the “responsible” thing to do would be to pass new pro-abortion legislation.
“Number one, we don’t know exactly what [Amy Coney Barrett] will do, although the expectation is that she may very well move to overrule Roe, and what the only thing ― the only responsible response to that would be to pass legislation making Roe the law of the land,” said Biden. “That’s what I would do.”
Over 100 people reacted to Bishop Strickland’s tweet by press time. Some of the more coherent Twitter users took issue with his use of the word “murder”. Others objected to the idea that abortion can endanger a woman’s health.
PETITION UPDATE (9/26/2020):
With President Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court left by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we are closer than we have been in decades to seeing Roe vs. Wade overturned.
We now encourage the Senate to confirm Barrett as the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
Judge Barrett has a fantastic track recond on sanctity of life issues, has seven children, and is a devout believer. She is the perfect remedy for Ruth Bader Ginsburg's radical pro-abortionism.
Please READ the full story here: 'BREAKING: Trump nominates Catholic mom of 7 Judge Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court'
And then, please SIGN this petition telling the High Court that it's now time to end the activist Roe vs. Wade judgment. Thank you!
PETITION UPDATE (6/29/2020):
In a decision which has imperiled more abortion-minded women, sentenced more preborn to death, and upset pro-lifers across the nation,the United States Supreme Court decided 5-4 to strike down a Louisiana law requiring basic medical precautions in the event of abortion complications, with Chief Justice John Roberts reversing his own past decision to uphold a similar Texas law.
Liberal Justice Stephen Breyer wrote the majority opinion, which held that the Louisiana law was unconstitutional for the simple fact that it was “almost word-for-word identical” to the Texas one the court already struck down in 2016.
In his concurring opinion, Chief Justice Roberts acknowledged that he had “joined the dissent in Whole Woman’s Health and continue to believe that the case was wrongly decided. The question today however is not whether Whole Woman’s Health was right or wrong, but whether to adhere to it in deciding the present case.”
We call on the Supreme Court to stop supporting the culture of death and overturn Roe vs Wade, now.
PETITION UPDATE (1/20/2020):
Hundreds of thousands of people will gather in Washington, D.C., this coming Friday, January 24th, for the March for Life. They will be praying for an end to Roe vs Wade, as the Supreme Court will hear a crucial, abortion-related case later this year in March. United our voices can change the course of history. Sign this petition TODAY! (LEARN MORE BELOW)
PETITION UPDATE (1/3/2020):
In advance of the Supreme Court's hearing arguments in an important abortion case later this year in March, 207 U.S. Senators and Representatives have signed amicus briefs supporting a Louisiana law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a hospital nearby an abortion center.
Some of these supporting briefs also suggest that now is the time to reconsider Roe vs Wade as sound law.
Please SIGN this petition, calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down Roe vs Wade.
More than 60 million Americans have been slaughtered in their mother's wombs as a result of Roe v. Wade. This activist, unconstitutional ruling in 1973 has left countless women emotionally and psychologically scarred.
It was believed by many that Roe would be overturned in 1992 with Planned Parenthood v. Casey. Despite having eight Republican-appointed judges at the time, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to uphold it.
Since then, major gains have been made in the fight for life, and many lives have been saved.
However, Roe v. Wade remains the law of the land, leaving millions of defenseless pre-born children vulnerable to murder.
According to a 2016 study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 35% of aborted babies are African American, despite black women only making up six percent of the U.S. population. 19% of aborted babies are Hispanic.
We thus again call on the court to do everything they can to end Roe vs Wade.
Now is the time for pro-lifers to join together and ensure that all of God's children have a right to life.
Roe v. Wade must come to an end!
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However, according to Britain’s pro-abortion National Health Service (NHS), “medical” abortion (i.e. with pills) carries risks ranging from “needing another procedure to remove parts of the pregnancy [sic] that have stayed in the womb” to “serious complications such as heavy bleeding, damage to the womb, or sepsis: this happens to about 1 out of 1,000 women.” Also according to the NHS, “surgical” abortion carries the same risks.
The NHS claims that abortion will not interfere with the ability to become pregnant again, but also admits that it can cause “womb infections” which could spread to the ovaries and fallopian tubes. Pelvic inflammatory disease can indeed increase a woman’s chances of being sterile, the government agency allowed.
The NHS does not mention the risk of maternal death from the procedure, which is also nevertheless a tragic reality.
According to the online “What to Expect” pregnancy manual, the health benefits of carrying a child to term can include less painful menstrual periods, protection from breast cancer and other cancers, protection from multiple sclerosis, protection from heart disease and “a boost in mood.”
Bishop Strickland has been a consistent voice for life, winning headlines by speaking on behalf of the unborn. In April and August of this year, he condemned the use of vaccines developed with the cells of aborted unborn children. In January this year, he supported Bishop Rick Stika after the latter stated that he would excommunicate the radically pro-abortion Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, who was baptized and raised as a Catholic, were Cuomo in his jurisdiction.
During the Fall General Assembly of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in November 2019, Strickland opposed San Diego bishop Roger McElroy’s declaration that abortion is not the “pre-eminent” social justice issue of our times.
On February 23, 2018, Strickland wrote a statement on the right to life and published it on the Diocese of Tyler’s website.
“The protection of human life, from the moment of conception to natural death, is an issue of primary importance in the United States, and the State of Texas,” he wrote.
“Every adult Catholic should vigorously defend life, both in the public square and in the voting booth. All persons who are committed to the protection of life should unify around the teaching of the Catholic Church, beautifully taught by Saint John Paul II in his encyclical, Evangelium Vitae,” he continued and quoted a passage:
Laws which legitimize the direct killing of innocent human beings through abortion or euthanasia are in complete opposition to the inviolable right to life proper to every individual; they thus deny the equality of everyone before the law.
Strickland was chosen by Pope Benedict XVI in 2012 to be the bishop of Tyler.