Joe Biden Turned Down for Communion Due to Abortion Views

At a Catholic Church in South Carolina, former Vice President and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden was reportedly turned down for Holy Communion during Mass, The Daily Caller reports.

The church was the Saint Anthony Catholic Church in Florence, South Carolina. The priest was Father Robert Morey, who later explained his decision in an interview with a local news affiliate, saying that “any public figure who advocates for abortion places himself or herself outside of Church teaching.”

Biden has shifted further to the Left on the issue of abortion during his campaign, ostensibly to appease the Democratic Party’s far-left primary base. This includes a reversal of his decades-long support for the Hyde Amendment, a federal law dictating that taxpayer funds shall not pay for abortion services. He has reaffirmed his support for Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

The Biden campaign has not yet released a statement on the incident.

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22).

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