Biden and abortion. Can you say pandering soul-less hypocrite. If you can, you have summed up Joe Biden’s view on murdering unborn children.
“In November 1972, when he was elected to the U.S. Senate, Biden, like most Catholic Democrats at the time, was opposed to abortion. After U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Roe v. Wade (January 22, 1973), Biden stated that the case “was not correctly decided” and that “the right of abortion was not secured by the Constitution” (according to Meet the Press).
By the time of his first run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1988, Senator Biden had become a staunch supporter of abortion rights. Asked by Meet the Press host Tim Russert (himself a Catholic) why he had changed his position, Biden offered a rather unsatisfying answer:
“Well, I was 29 years old when I came to the US Senate, and I have learned a lot.”
It’s hard to imagine what he could mean by that, especially since he says that he still believes that life begins at conception. During Biden’s entire career in the Senate, the Catholic Church has consistently taught (in the words of the Catechism of the Catholic Church) that “Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception” (para. 2270; emphasis mine) and that “The inalienable right to life of every innocent human individual is a constitutive element of a civil society and its legislation” (para. 2273; emphasis in original).
That is why the Church teaches that a Catholic politician cannot vote for legislation that enables abortion, yet Senator Biden, in “learn[ing] a lot,” has done just that.
I would hope that Ryan reminds Biden repeatedly that as fellow Catholics they hold, or should hold, the same views WRT abortion and the protection of all innocent human life. Old Joe's not the sharpest crayon in the box but even he should be smart enough to back off from pressing that button more than once.