Knights of Columbus tell Biden: You’re wrong on abortion.
Members of the Knights of Columbus Catholic organization have taken out ads to appear today in USA Today, the Washington Times, Philadelphia Inquirer and Delaware News Journal asking Democratic vice-presidential nominee Joe Biden to correct his statements about abortion.
Reminding him that under Catholic teaching, “abortion is a grave sin to be avoided at any time during a pregnancy,” the organization attributes to Biden a “unique responsibility” to be correct when making public statements about the faith.
“Sen. Obama stressed your Catholic identity repeatedly when he introduced you as his running mate, and so your statements carry considerable weight, whether they are correct or not. You now have a unique responsibility when you make public statements about Catholic teaching,” the letter says.
The issue of abortion has become a flashpoint in the 2008 presidential election for the Democratic nominees, Sens. Obama and Biden, at least in part because Obama is an ardent abortion proponent who has gone beyond the desires of even the National Abortion Rights Action League in advocating for the controversial procedure. (WorldNetDaily).