Obama, Biden, and the Abortion Issue
Appearing Sunday on ABC-TV’s “This Week,” Sen. Barack Obama was asked to comment on his recent quip that he could not say when life begins because it was “above my pay grade.” He called that response “too flip,” offering, “All I meant to communicate was that I don’t presume to be able to answer these kinds of theological questions.”
On Sunday’s “Meet the Press,” Sen. Joseph Biden was also asked about abortion. “I’m prepared to accept the teachings of my church,” he said. Biden stressed that “as a matter of faith” he accepts the position that “life begins at the moment of conception,” but that he did not want to impose his religious judgment on others. He also referenced St. Thomas Aquinas, saying that the great theologian did not believe that life began “until quickening, 40 days after conception.”
Read Catholic League’s Bill Donahue’s response here.
Bishop of Madison Robert C. Morlino and Archbishop of Denver Charles J. Chaput have also responded to Democratic vice-presidential nominee Sen. Joseph Biden’s characterization that the point when life begins is a religious belief, criticizing him for “flawed moral reasoning,” confusing the Catholic faithful and confusing the differences between faith and natural law.
I believe that Biden, like Nancy Pelosi, needs to keep his mouth shut when it comes to speaking publicly about the teachings of the Church because he has no idea what he’s talking about and only misleads people about the faith. Both of them need to read the Catholic Catechism for Dummies, stop confusing people, and start living their faith.
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