Yes, Biden’s Views on Abortion Contradict His Catholicism

President Joe Biden speaks during a brief appearance at the White House in Washington, D.C., January 25, 2021. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)
A response to my critics.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE M y Washington Post article with Robert P. George, “Biden’s stance on abortion contradicts his Catholicism,” generated a fair number of criticisms over email, on Twitter, and in the newspaper’s comment section — too many for me to address individually or at length. Here I’ll try to provide an omnibus response to the critics, speaking only for myself. Most of the criticisms are composites, but I’ll include links when I have specific comments in mind.

“If you don’t agree with abortion, don’t have one.” This retort would be fine, though superfluous, if made after the discrediting of the key premise of the

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.


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