President Joe Biden was relentlessly mocked Tuesday for his comments about the landmark decision Roe v. Wade that gave abortion rights to the nation.
According to Fox News, Biden said that the abortion case that Roe v. Wade is consistent with religion today when talking about the leaked first draft majority opinion that indicated the court might overturn the abortion decision.
The president has been consistently called a “devout Catholic” even though the Catholic faith explicitly forbids abortion and Biden continues to defend the practice.
“Roe says what all basic mainstream religions have historically concluded, that the existence of a human life and being is a question,” Biden said “Is it at the moment of conception? Is it six months? Is it six weeks? Is it quickening, like Aquinas argued?” Biden asked.
The president went on to argue that making a judgment about when life begins is outside the realm of the average person: “So, the idea that we’re going to make a judgment that is going to say that no one can make the judgment to choose to abort a child based on a decision by the Supreme Court, I think goes way overboard.”
Political pundits on Twitter and other media platforms have castigated Biden for his comments including Breitbart senior editor-at-large Joel Pollak who blasted Biden’s statement: “Leaving aside the idiocy of this statement, this means codifying Roe means violating the First Amendment prohibition on the establishment of religion by Congress,” Pollak said.
Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer also weighed in on Biden’s purported ignorance tweeting a simple, “*citation needed*,” and Federalist co-founder Ben Domenech tweeted that Biden’s statement was “As senile and incoherent as it is vile.”
“Please don’t ever tell me that Biden is a devout Catholic,” Breitbart writer Chris Tomlinson wrote, adding, “What a joke,” and Nevada Republican congressional candidate Carolina Serrano said, “This man needs to be excommunicated from the Catholic Church.”
Former Rep. Nan Haywork, R-N.Y., tweeted, “This doesn’t comport with the doctrine of the Church to which Biden so ostentatiously turns when he wants to look sympathetic. It does comport with his having no principles whatsoever beyond what’s politically expedient.”
Washington Examiner writer Tiana Lowe tweeted, “Even if you go back to medieval Christendom, there was a pretty clear consensus that a fetus had a soul upon the quickening of the womb — which happens, at the latest, at 20 weeks, well before Roe currently permits abortion restriction.”