Like Biden, Joe Donnelly, a former U.S. senator from Indiana, professes to be a devout Catholic and personally pro-life. But his voting record tells a different story.
Biden recently nominated Donnelly as the U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, and the U.S. Senate likely will confirm him without controversy.
“… Donnelly is about as faithful as Biden himself. That is to say, not at all,” The Federalist intern Haley Strack responded.
She pointed to the Democrat politician’s voting record in the U.S. Senate from 2013 to 2019 and the U.S. House from 2007 to 2013 to make her point.
Here’s more from the report:
In March 2010, Donnelly voted for taxpayer-funded abortion through Obamacare. In August 2015, the senator cast a pro-life vote by voting for Cloture On S. 1881, A Bill To Prohibit Federal Funding For Planned Parenthood. Just months later, “the last pro-life Democrat” decided millions of innocent lives weren’t worth political pressure, so he voted to allow the abortion provider to receive taxpayer funding.
“Planned Parenthood has not been found to be in violation of any federal laws,” the senator said at the time. “I am committed to ensuring women have access to quality health care, like cancer screenings and wellness visits, and that our health care providers are in compliance with federal law.”
In 2017, Donnelly voted against President Trump’s plan to deny states the ability to use federal Title X funds for abortion providers. In 2018, he voted against another amendment that would have stopped taxpayer funding from going to abortion corporations like Planned Parenthood, earning him the title “Deceptive Donnelly” from Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of Susan B. Anthony List.
Donnelly’s voting record on the abortion issue was mixed, but he sided with the abortion industry more often than the pro-life movement. In 2018, his pro-life voting record was just 28 percent, according to National Right to Life.
In 2019, Donnelly lost his seat to pro-life Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Braun. After the loss, Donnelly helped to lead the Catholics for Biden campaign to elect the pro-abortion Democrat to office, according to Breitbart. During Biden’s election campaign, Donnelly praised him as a man whose Catholic faith “beats deep in his heart every moment of his life.”
Biden professes to be Catholic, but he has embraced an increasingly radical pro-abortion agenda. Earlier this month, he implemented a new rule restoring about $60 million in taxpayer funding to the largest abortion chain in the U.S., Planned Parenthood.
He also has been filling his administration with radical abortion activists, including lawyers who want to send pro-lifers to jail for exposing Planned Parenthood’s aborted baby body parts trade. Less than a year ago, Planned Parenthood CEO Alexis McGill Johnson bragged openly about her strong influence in staffing the Biden administration.