Catholic Biden suggests even his CHURCH believes there should exceptions for rape or incest when it comes to abortion in attack on Lindsey Graham's ban during fundraiser on New York's billionaire's row

  • At a Democratic fundraiser in New York City, Biden decried the GOP's abortion efforts as demanding ' no exceptions ‚ÄĒ rape, incest, no exceptions'
  • 'I happen to be a practicing Roman Catholic,' he said. 'My church doesn't even make that argument'
  • Biden specifically cited the efforts of 'Graham and others,' referring to Sen. Lindsey Graham's 15-week abortion ban bill
  • The Catholic Church makes no exception for rape and incest - it says abortion is wrong from the moment of conception
  • Pope Francis described Biden's abortion views despite his very public Catholic faith as an 'incoherence' in July¬†

Joe Biden, the nation's second Catholic president, falsely claimed Thursday that the Catholic Church believes in exceptions for rape and incest for abortion. 

At a Democratic National Committee event in New York City, Biden decried the GOP's abortion efforts as demanding ' no exceptions ‚ÄĒ rape, incest, no exceptions.'

'I happen to be a practicing Roman Catholic,' he said. 'My church doesn't even make that argument.' 

Biden specifically cited the efforts of 'Graham and others,' referring to Sen. Lindsey Graham's 15-week abortion ban bill. 

The Catholic Church not only makes no exception for rape and incest, it goes beyond Graham's 15-week ban and says abortion is wrong from the moment of conception. 

Joe Biden, the nation's second Catholic president, falsely claimed Thursday that the Catholic Church believes in exceptions for rape and incest for abortion

Biden, a devout Catholic, falsely claimed his church allows exceptions for rape and incest when it comes to abortion 

Biden and his sister Valerie chat with their priest at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Catholic Church in Wilmington, Del. after Mass on Sept. 10 

'Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception,' the Catechism of the Catholic Church reads. 'Life must be protected with the utmost care from the moment of conception: abortion and infanticide are abominable crimes.'

After addressing the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday Biden visited Billionaire's Row, a strip of luxury buildings along the southern tip of Central Park, for a Democratic fundraiser at the home of Henry and Marsha Laufer. 

In September 2021, the president said that he does not agree life begins at conception.

'I have been and continue to be a strong supporter of Roe v. Wade,' he said at the White House, answering a reporter's question on abortion. 'I respect them ‚ÄĒ those who believe life begins at the moment of conception and all ‚ÄĒ I respect that. Don't agree, but I respect that,' he said.¬†

Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington, D.C. commented shortly after: 'The Catholic Church teaches, and has taught, that life ‚ÄĒ human life ‚ÄĒ begins at conception. So, the president is not demonstrating Catholic teaching.'

Pope Francis described Biden's abortion views despite his very public Catholic faith as an 'incoherence' in July. 

The pope said that he leaves the president abortion stance to his own 'conscience' in an interview with Univisión.

'Let (Biden) talk to his pastor about that incoherence,' the pope said.  

On Sunday Biden again invoked his Catholic faith when he was asked during an interview with CBS 60 Minutes how he has made it through all the 'tragedy' in his life - losing a wife and one-year-old daughter in 1972 and his 46-year-old son Beau in 2015. 

'You know, this gets me a long way, this rosary,' the president said, pulling out the rosary he keeps in his pocket. 

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