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By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture, Aug 25, 2023

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at CatholicCulture.org.


“No one supports abortion up until birth,” tweeted Jen Psaki, the former Biden press secretary, after this week’s GOP presidential debate. She was wrong—quite obviously, demonstrably wrong. But in several twisted senses she was right.

If you take things literally—that is, if you use words to convey truth rather than propaganda—then Psaki was dead wrong. (And isn’t it interesting that the self-appointed “fact-checkers” weren’t immediately out in force to correct her?) Her former boss, our “devout Catholic” president, opposes any and all legal restrictions on abortion. Last year nearly every Democrat in the US Congress voted for a proposed federal law to ban any restrictions on the practice. (One Democrat in the Senate, and one in the House, opposed the bill.) …

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