Joe Biden says ‘life begins at the moment of conception’ - won’t stand up for that life, thoughSeptember 23, 2015
If you’re a Democrat who’s considering a run for the Presidency, there’s one thing you should never, ever, do. You can tell any lie and your base will let it slide. You can promote crazy tax schemes, anti-American foreign policy, and you can vow to limit individual liberty. You cannot, however, utter the words “life begins at the moment of conception.”
For progressives this is the only unforgivable sin. It’s the third rail of left wing politics. In a word, it is unforgivable.
...And it’s just what Joe Biden has done.According to an interview with the Vice President, he is “prepared to accept that at the moment of conception there’s human life and being.” Lest you think he cares about that human being, he wants to make it clear that he’s more than willing to let you snuff it out.
Biden made his remarks during an interview with the Catholic magazine “American Media.”
Here’s a transcript. The video will appear below.
Father Matt Malone, S.J: And yet there have been times, when talking about specific public policies, where you’ve had to take positions that were at odds with the bishops of this country on contentious questions like abortion. Has that been hard for you?I’m prepared to accept as a matter of faith, my wife and I, my family, the issue of abortion, but what I’m not prepared to do is to impose a rigid view, a precise view, rigid sounds pejorative, a precise view that is born out of my faith, on other people who are equally God-fearing, equally as committed to life, equally as committed to the sanctity of life.
Joe Biden: ?It has been. It has been hard, in one sense, because I’m prepared to accept de fide doctrine on a whole range of issues as a Catholic, even though, as you know, Aquinas argued about, in Summa Theologica, about human life and being, when it occurs.
I’m prepared to accept that at the moment of conception there’s human life and being, but I’m not prepared to say that to other God-fearing, non-God-fearing people that have a different view.
Even — I don’t want to start a theological discussion, I’ll get in trouble, it’s above my pay grade, although it’s my avocation, but there’s, you know, there’s even been disagreement in our Church, not that — abortion is always wrong, but there’s been debate, and so, there’s, for me, a point where the Church makes a judgment, as we Catholics call, de fide doctrine, said, this is what our doctrine is.
First: It’s widely assumed that this man wants to be President of the United States. If that’s true, he’s actively seeking a position as the most powerful man in the world. The phrase “above my paygrade” should be found nowhere in his vocabulary. State your opinion. End of story. If you’re too weak to do that, you’re too weak for the job.
Second: Your run of the mill pro-abortion activist will do everything in their power to claim that life begins at birth, or at some late date in the baby’s development. They do this, because they know that once they admit there’s an infant in there, their argument becomes a horrific admission that they have no problem with the killing.
So which is worse? A man who tries to deny that abortion is murder, or a man like Joe Biden - someone who acknowledges his belief that it is murder but lets it slide because he lacks the strength to stand up for his convictions?