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The Kentucky Debate: Joe Biden and Abortion

LetsDiscussThisCivilly Wrote: Oct 15, 2012 8:36 PM
"in today's world we are not true to our teachings if we are merely pro-choice. We must stand up for the right choice. Those who persist in refusing to think beyond slogans and sound bites like pro-choice wander from the goals they pretend to espouse and wind up giving their support to results they might not support if those results were presented without disguise....If we say we are anti-abortion in our personal life but pro-choice in public policy, we are saying that we will not use our influence to establish public policies that encourage righteous choices on matters God's servants have defined as serious sins." Dallin H. Oaks, Feb. 1999
McD2004 Wrote: Oct 16, 2012 12:29 PM
Wonder how Harry Reid justifies his stance in light of this statement by a leader of his church? Dem's seem to compartmentalize religion/morality and politics and never the two shall meet. That is exactly why the Constitution only works for a moral nation. You're not supposed to separate morality and politics, you're supposed to stop the federal government from establishing a National Church. That is all. You're not supposed to give up your morals in favor of the politics of the day. The Dems have extremed it...as usual.

Near the close of the Vice Presidential debate in Kentucky on Wednesday night, moderator Martha Raddatz asked Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan about the relationship between their faith and their politics.

What she really wanted to know about, though, is their respective views on abortion.

Biden and Ryan are both self-avowed Roman Catholics. As such, one would expect that the Church’s 2,000 year-old prohibition of abortion would count for something by their lights.

And, to hear them both tell it, it does indeed.

Biden and Ryan insisted that, along with Catholics past and present, they...