Liberal Hope:Biden’s Presidency An ‘Opportunity’ For Those Who Seek To Change Catholic Stance On Abortion
Published Saturday, the article by Sara McCammon found that liberal Catholics in America may have finally found their mascot in Joe Biden.
“For those who would like to see the church take a more permissive stance on issues including abortion, Biden’s election is an opportunity,” wrote McCammon.
“Polling suggests a majority of American Catholics support abortion rights in most or all cases and oppose overturning Roe v. Wade, the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide. According to the Guttmacher Institute, a research group that supports abortion rights, most Catholic women say they’ve used contraception at some point, which the church also opposes,” she added.
Jamie Manson, president of Catholics for Choice – a group disavowed by the USCCB – expressed hope that Biden’s presidency will lead to greater dialogue between church officials and lay members who believe differently.
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