A coalition of several dozen pro-life leaders and scholars have sent an open letter to the bishops of the United States asking them to speak out on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s pro-abortion stance that is contrary to Catholic teaching.

“In the weeks leading to the November election we respectfully and prayerfully ask that you will issue a formal statement to your flock clarifying that Biden’s support for a law that has sent over 60 million human beings to their deaths directly violates Catholic teaching,” the open letter states.

The letter was sent to every diocesan bishop in the nation via certified mail. The open letter appeared as an ad in the print edition of the Washington Examiner today. Similar ads are also released on Facebook as well as in a few days on the website of the Washington Examiner, and the print edition of the National Catholic Register, which is owned by EWTN.

A video version of the letter has been published on YouTube.

Among the signers of the open letter are Dr. Monica Migliorino Miller, whose group Citizens for a Pro-Life Society sponsored the ad, Mark Harrington of Created Equal, and Judie Brown of the American Life League.

Apart from other pro-life leaders like LifeSite’s John-Henry Westen and Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life, some of the signers are intellectuals and scholars. Robert George of Princeton University and Peter Kreeft of Boston College are among them.

“Sadly, the Democratic candidate running for president, Joseph Biden, who claims to be a practicing Catholic, supports abortion on demand for the full nine months of pregnancy and has promised, should he win office, to ‘codify Roe v. Wade.’ In addition Biden will require that the American taxpayer fund abortion procedures,” they wrote.

“Biden’s support for the legalized killing of the unborn is a grave scandal to those within the Church – and to those outside the Church as well!”

In the open letter, the coalition of pro-life leaders and scholars quoted from the document “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship,” which was published by the bishops before the 2016 election. “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship” stresses the importance of abortion in several passages….

Given the general principles laid out by the bishops in those two documents, the signers of the open letter ask them to call out Biden for directly violating these teachings. Biden is a baptized Catholic and has released ads saying he goes to Mass and prays the rosary.


The above comes from a Sept. 22 story on LifeSiteNews.