Joe Biden was reportedly denied Holy Communion in a Catholic Church in South Carolina because he advocated abortion.
Father Robert E. Morey, of the St Anthony Catholic Church in Florence, claimed that he refused the hopeful holy communion of the Democratic presidential 20202 because of his position on abortion.
Biden, who has been a lifelong Catholic, but whose position on abortion is unclear, had attended a mass on Sunday at 9 am when he was in South Carolina for campaign appearances.
& # 39; Unfortunately, I had to refuse Holy Communion to former Vice President Joe Biden last Sunday, & # 39; Morey said SCNow.com.
& # 39; Holy Communion means that we are one with God, each other and the church. Our actions must reflect that. Every public figure who advocates abortion places itself outside the doctrine of the church. & # 39;
Joe Biden was reportedly denied Holy Communion in a South Carolina church because of his attitude toward abortion
Days earlier, Biden seemed to object to a proposal to ban abortions in South Carolina after about six weeks of pregnancy after senate republicans removed protection for women who became pregnant from rape or incest
Morey added: & # 39; I will keep Mr. Biden in my prayers. & # 39; The Eucharist or Communion is one of the seven sacraments that are administered to followers of the Roman Catholic Church.
The Biden campaign would not confirm SC. Now that he was in church and said he would have done it in a personal capacity.
Biden, who was Vice President under Barack Obama from 2009 to 2017, had been to South Carolina for a town hall meeting at Wilson High School. He also appeared on Sunday at 11 a.m. in the Baptist Church of Jerusalem in Hartsville.
He recently disagreed on a proposal to ban abortions in South Carolina after about six weeks of pregnancy after senate republicans removed protection for women who became pregnant from rape or incest.
In a chatter on September 23, he said, "Let's be clear, this prohibition is dangerous and immediately violates a woman's constitutional right to choose." We have to stop it.
& # 39; As president, I will codify Roe into federal law and ensure that this choice remains between a woman and her doctor. & # 39;
In June, Biden turned the course around and stated that he no longer supports a long-standing conference ban to use federal healthcare money to pay for abortions.
& # 39; If I believe that healthcare is a right like me, I can no longer support an amendment & # 39; that it makes it harder for some women to gain access to care, Biden said at a fundraising Democratic Party in Atlanta.
The former vice president's reversal over the Hyde amendment came after rivals and women's groups blamed him for confirming campaigners that he still supported decades-old budget provision.
Biden, a Roman Catholic who has been publicly struggling with abortion policies for decades, said he voted as a senator to support the Hyde amendment because he believed that women would still have access to abortion, even without Medicaid insurance.
Biden, who has been a lifelong Catholic, but whose position on abortion is unclear, had attended Mass at 9 o'clock Sunday when he was in South Carolina for campaign appearances
Father Robert E. Morey, of the St Anthony Catholic Church in Florence, claimed that he refused the hopeful holy communion of the Democratic presidential 20202 because of his position on abortion. The church is pictured above
It was part of what Biden has described as a & # 39; center & & # 39; of abortion.
Now, he says, there are too many barriers that threaten constitutional law, which means that some women do not have reasonable options, as long as the Republicans continue to insist on a direct withdrawal of the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationally.
The former vice president said he came to the decision as part of the development of an upcoming comprehensive health care proposal.
He has expressed his support for a Medicare-like public option as the next step toward universal coverage. He reasoned that his goal of universal coverage means that women should have full and fair access to care, including abortion.
The decades-long position of Biden was first investigated several weeks ago when the American Civil Liberties Union distributed a video in which the candidate told an activist who asked about the Hyde amendment that it should be withdrawn.
Biden appeared on Sunday at 11:00 in the Baptist Church of Jerusalem in Hartsville. He had previously visited a Catholic church
Biden is seen arriving at Benedict College for the 2019 Second Step Presidential Justice Forum at the college in Columbia, South Carolina, USA October 26
His campaign later confirmed his support for the call of his fellow democrats to codify a federal statute that codified the Roe v. Wade abortion decision into law.
The Hyde amendment is a legal provision that prohibits the use of federal funds to pay for abortion, except to save the woman's life, or if the pregnancy is the result of incest or rape.
The original Hyde amendment was adopted on September 30, 1976, three years after Roe v Wade, and must be passed on each year to a rider on the HHS allocation account.
Anti-abortion groups claim that the Hyde amendment is a critical protection for the freedom of conscience of Americans.
& # 39; The Hyde Amendment is a unique compromise for Americans on all sides of the abortion debate and states that because abortion is so controversial, our federal tax dollars should not be used to end unborn lives & # 39 ;, says the conservative American Center for Law and Justice.
Pro-abortion activists claim that the Hyde amendment punishes low-income women by refusing them subsidized abortion that falls under Medicaid.
Biden speaks with students from Benedict College after the Second Step Presidential Justice Forum 2019 at the college in Columbia, South Carolina, USA October 26
Donald Trump later criticized Joe Biden for his policy roles, just days after the former vice president changed his mind about abortion financing.
The US president admonished Biden on Tuesday in an interview that was due to air as part of a one-hour program on ABC News.
& # 39; He has calibrated everything again … Everything he said was taken back two weeks later because he is slammed to the left. And he stayed with this stuff. He is really attached to this. & # 39;
In an interview in 2015, Biden stated that he believes that & # 39; abortion is always wrong & # 39; but he will not impose his beliefs on the rest of the country through anti-abortion legislation.
The 76-year-old claimed to have spoken about the problem with Pope Benedict in an & # 39; exciting & # 39; discussion only a few months before the pope resigned in February 2013.
He said: & I am willing to accept that human life and being exist at the moment of conception, but I am not willing to say that to other Godfearing [s] non-Godfearing people who have a different view. & # 39;
Biden added that during his term of office he had difficulty taking a public and legislative position on policy as opposed to his church.
& # 39; There has even been disagreement in our church … Abortion has always been wrong, but there has been debate. & # 39;