Barack Obama’s running mate, Joseph R. Biden Jr., “departed Sunday from party doctrine on abortion rights, declaring that as a Catholic, he believes life begins at conception.” Kate Phillips, writing for the New York Times, reports that in an interview on “Meet the Press” on NBC, Senator Biden said, “I’m prepared as a matter of faith to accept that life begins at the moment of conception.”
Great, right? Well, I am not so sure. Phillips also mentioned in her article that Biden “added that he would not impose his personal views on others, and had indeed voted against curtailing abortion rights and against criminalizing abortion.”
How can you believe that life begins at conception and vote against criminalizing abortion? If life begins at conception, then taking the life of an unborn child is the same as taking any other life. It is murder. What Biden is doing here is consummate to saying, “I know there are people out there murdering each other, but I don’t think we should criminalize that activity!”
I would rather have a candidate believe that life begins at birth than one who believes that life begins at conception but doesn’t want to criminalize what can be described no other way than as murder! In the latter, you have someone who claims to have convictions but is willing to sacrifice them in order not to offend others, even if it means stamping approval on the murdering of the unborn. I firmly believe that life begins at conception and that is why I believe that abortion is murder. Such a glaring inconsistency in Biden is scary to say the least.