Politics Donald Trump Says Catholics 'Very Angry' at Joe Biden Over Pro–Abortion Act
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"Since S.B. 8 took effect on September 1, exactly what we feared would happen has come to pass," said Melaney Linton, president of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast.New court filings are already demonstrating the effect of the nation's most stringent law on the procedure. The Biden administration asked a federal court in Austin on Tuesday for an emergency halt on the measure, Senate Bill 8.
Former Presidenthas said that Roman Catholics are "very angry" with President amid the administration's stated support for a pro-abortion bill.
Trump gave an interview to the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) on Friday and strongly criticized Biden after the White House expressed support for the Women's Health Protection Act which.
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The White House said the administration "strongly supports" the act but it is unlikely to make it to the president's desk as it looks set to fail in the evenly divided.
Trump spoke to CBN Chief Political Analyst David Brody about Biden's effect on religious voters.
"If you look at his policies, and if you look at what he's doing to religion, and organized religion, if you look at what's going on, I don't know how the Catholic Church can be supportive of him," Trump said.
"Now I got, I guess, 50 or 52 percent of the Catholic vote and I was very disappointed by that," he said.
"I said, there's no way. Evangelicals great, but they got it, they really got it. But the Catholics are very angry, very angry at him."
It is difficult to be entirely sure on the question of Catholic voters in November's election. According to exit polls conducted by Edison Research following the 2020 presidential election, an estimated 52 percent of Catholics voted for Biden and 46 percent for Trump. This represents a six-point swing to the Democratic candidate over 2016.
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However, AP VoteCast estimated that Biden won 50 percent of Catholic votes compared to Trump's 47 percent. Bidenat his local parish at St. Joseph's on the Brandywine in the Diocese of Wilmington, Delaware.
Biden and the' position on abortion has created tensions with the Catholic Church. Speaker of the House is also a Catholic who is open about her faith but in the face of criticism from the archbishop of San Francisco.
The Biden administration issued a statement in support of the bill on September 20, saying: "The Administration strongly supports House passage of H.R. 3755, the Women's Health Protection Act of 2021" and cited the controversial Texas abortion ban.
"In the wake of Texas' unprecedented attack, it has never been more important to codify this constitutional right and to strengthen health care access for all women, regardless of where they live. The Administration looks forward to working withto ensure that this bill codifies and is consistent with the protections established by Roe and subsequent precedent," the White House said.
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After the Supreme Court unexpectedly allowed a near-total ban on abortions to go into effect in Texas earlier this month, the White House tasked a newly-formed internal office with helping coordinate an “all-of-government” response to the most aggressive strike against abortion access in nearly half a century. On Monday afternoon, the White House’s response finally began to take shape. In a policy statement released by White House officials, the Biden administration declared that it “strongly supports” the passage of the Women’s Health Protection Act, legislation that would protect the right to receive abortion services under federal law.
"The constitutional rights of women are essential to the health, safety, and progress of our nation. Our daughters and granddaughters deserve the same rights that their mothers and grandmothers fought for and won—and that a clear majority of the American people support. We will not allow this country to go backwards on women's equality," the statement concluded.
San Marino Approves Abortion By Overwhelming Margin, Pope Francis Calls Procedure 'Murder' .
Only 41 percent of eligible voters cast ballots, but the procedure was approved despite the pope's disagreement, with only 3,265 voting against it. Once San Marino's Parliament drafts the bill and gains approval, abortion will be legal there during the first 12 weeks of a pregnancy, or later than 12 weeks if the woman's life is in danger, or her psychological or physical health is at risk.For more reporting from the Associated Press, see below.Valentina Rossi, member of the Union of Sammarinese Women and a referendum promoter, said the vote result was "far beyond the most optimistic expectations.