LOOP: Biden changes position on abortion funding

BIDEN & ABORTION Former Vice President Joe Biden, who claims to be Catholic, changed his mind and now supports taxpayer funding of abortion. When asked about the Hyde amendment, a measure which prohibits such funding, Biden told an ACLU activist this month: “It can’t stay.” Kristen Day, executive director of Democrats for Life, said: “Biden is making a critical error flip-flopping on his position on the Hyde amendment.”  READ
2020Biden isn’t the only candidate to vocalize support for abortion among Democratic presidential candidates. Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper called on Roe v Wade to be enshrined in law. Sen. Kristen Gillibrand said she would “ensure that no state can pass laws that chip away at access” to abortion.  READ
IMPEACHMENT? Prominent House Democrats like Rep. Steve Cohen, D-TN, insisted on impeachment during a meeting of the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee meeting. And a group of three Democratic lawmakers met with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and pleaded for impeachment proceeding to begin. But Pelosi pushed back at the overtures. READ
EQUALITY ACT The House-passed Equality Act defines “sex” to include “pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition.” Rep. Chris Smith, R-NJ, said the term “related medical condition” means “abortion.” Smith cited the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, which stated in the case Doe v. C.A.R.S.: “We now hold that the term ‘related medical conditions’ include an abortion.”  READ 
TRUMP & ABORTION President Trump suggested in several tweets that pro-lifers went too far with an abortion ban in Alabama. “I am strongly pro-life, with the three exceptions – rape, incest and protecting the life of the mother – the same position taken by Ronald Reagan. We must stick together and win for life in 2020. If we are foolish and do not stay UNITED as one, all of our hard fought gains for life can, and will, rapidly disappear!” Pro-life activists were a little mixed in their responses to the tweets, with many expressing disappointment while others thanked him for his pro-life record and encouraged him to become 100% pro-life. READ 
WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE The House of Representatives this week is celebrating its role in starting the process of amending the Constitution to allow women the right to vote. Here’s a look back at the nearly 100 years since the passage of the 19th Amendment.  READ 
HOLLYWEIRD  Actor Jeff Daniels compared Trump supporters to the KKK and claimed that democracy would “end” if Trump were reelected. READ 
SPORTS, NOT POLITICS Jimmy Pitaro, President of ESPN, told the Los Angeles Times: “Without question our data tells us our fans do not want us to cover politics.” Pitaro said that some of the network anchors and commentators were “confused” on what was expected of them. “If you fast-forward to today, I don’t believe they are confused,” he said.  READ 
CONFESSIONAL BILL “AMENDED” A California bill to force priests to break the seal of the confessional if they learn of possible child abuse has been amended. Yet the bill as amended still violates the confessional. Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles said the legislation remains “an unacceptable violation of our religious freedoms that will do nothing to protect children.”  READ 
POLITICIANS & THE ROSARY Italy’s Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini caused quite a stir when he kissed a rosary during a political rally for his conservative nationalist political party. Several priests criticized Salvini, but Dr. Chad Pecknold said: “Regardless of Salvini’s views, there is nothing wrong with rosaries in politics.”  READ 
SAINT OF THE DAY  Saint Cristóbal Magallanes and Companions, 21 diocesan priests and three laymen, belonged to the Cristero movement during the 20th-century persecution of the Church in Mexico. Martyred over a number of years in eight Mexican states, they were beatified and canonized together. READ 
DAILY READINGS  “Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your kingdom.” (Ps 145:10)  READ 
CVTV  Feminists are attacking the men who supported Alabama’s new pro-life law. But here’s what they don’t want you to know.  WATCH 

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Joshua Mercer is a co-founder of CatholicVote.org, where he serves as Political Director. Mercer previously served as Washington Correspondent for the National Catholic Register and Chairman for Students for Life of America. He lives in Michigan with his wife and six children.

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