- his pick for Secretary of Commerce, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, supported and signed into law a 2019 bill codifying abortion protections in her state.
- Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, his choice to be energy secretary, vetoed 2008 legislation that would have banned late-term abortions.
- the once “personally pro-life” Marty Walsh, mayor of Boston and Biden’s pick to head the Department of Labor, received a 2016 “Men for Choice” award from NARAL recognizing his dedication to abortion rights.
- Former UN Ambassador Samantha Power, who claims to be a fan of Pope Francis and Dorothy Day, is his pick to head the USAID international aid agendy; she has celebrated the expansion of abortion access both domestically and in places like her native Ireland and will play a role reversing the anti-abortion pledge of Trump given Biden’s pledge to do away with the Mexico City Policy
- his pick to head HHS, Xavier Becerra, currently California’s attorney general, has a clear and established history of using the law to undermine pro-life and religiously-affiliated organizations
- Roman Catholic and Jesuit educated Dr. Anthony Fauci is Biden's chief medical advisor on COVID-19, director for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and represented the administration at the WHO board meeting...
When Biden announced that he was naming Dr. Richard (or “Rachel”) Levine as Assistant HHS Secretary, Fr. James Martin, often sympathetic with the GLBTQ+ cause, was happy with the choice, calling the appointment “a historic step forward in the recognition of the dignity of tPerhe transgender person” -- in spite of the fact that in 2019 the Vatican issued a sweeping denunciation of so-called gender theory. Not to mention that as one of his first acts in office, President Joe Biden signed an executive order to interpret sex discrimination in federal law to include sexual orientation and gender identity -- a move that will dramatically impact high school and college sports, the privacy of single-sex bathrooms, faith-based organizations that are government grantees or contractors, and whether employees may face retaliation for voicing “discriminatory” religious beliefs.
While Rome was at odds with the policy of the Trump administration regarding the death penalty, the numbers of those put to death for their crimes on state and federal level is extremely small while the death penalty enacted against the hundreds of thousands of children killed in the womb every year makes the COVID numbers look small.
Perhaps Trump was a less moral man than Biden on the outside and certainly his Christianity was not something to be taken for granted, but his positions did more to protect life, religious freedom, traditional views of gender, and so many other doctrinal positions of the Roman Catholic Church than Biden has done in his first month in office. While I am not commending Biden, Rome, or Trump, I am saying that you need to watch what a President does instead of what he says to find out the mettle of the man.