BIDEN: I’d say, Look I know when it begins for me. It’s a personally and private issue. For me as a Roman Catholic, I’m prepared to accept the teachings of my church. But let me tell you, there are an awful lot of people of great confessional faiths — Protestants, Jews, Muslims, and others — who have a different view. They believe in God as strongly as I do, intensely as religious as I am religious. They believe in their faith and they believe in human life. And they have differing views as to when life — I’m prepared as a matter of faith to accept that life begins at the moment of conception. But that is my judgment. For me to impose that judgment on everyone else who is equally and maybe even more devout than I am, seems to me isn’t appropriate in a pluralistic society. … BROKAW: But if you believe that life begins at conception, and you’ve also voted for abortion rights — BIDEN: No, what I’ve voted against was curtailing the right, criminalizing abortion. I voted against telling everyone else in the country that they had to accept my religiously based view that it’s a moment of conception. …. How am I going to out and tell you or anyone else that you must insist upon my view that is based on a matter of faith?So Joe Biden accepts that life begins at conception but strenuously supports laws that kill the unborn on the spurious grounds that he does not want to impose his views on others. Any Catholic politician who casts a vote which supports the legalization of abortion, or protects laws allowing abortion, or votes for a widening of access to abortion, commits a mortal sin. Such a politician incurs a sentence of automatic excommunication, under canons 751 and 1364, because of heresy.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Abortion: Vice President Joe Biden's Hypocrisy
Joe Biden engages in verbal gymnastics in an effort to justify the unjustifiable: Interviewer-When does life begin?