Democratic VP Nominee Joe Biden said on NBC's Meet The Press Sunday that 'the moment life begins' is 'a personal and private issue' and should be up to each individual to decide. Biden then went a step further and argued for the right of each and every individual citizen to be able to commit all kinds of heinous atrocities in the name of their own individual religious beliefs.
"I know the difference between right and wrong, but it would be inappropriate for me to impose my views on other people in our pluralistic society."
He went on to explain: "There are popular religions that espouse murder, rape, torture, polygamy, and other practices most right-thinking citizens would take a dim view of. Their religion teaches these acts as acceptable worship of their religion. These are all personal and private issues, which I feel are protected under our great country's history of freedom of religion."
He was later corrected by Cardinal Justin Rigali and Bishop William Lori who stated that human life begins at conception. The church "does not teach this as matter of faith; it acknowledges it as a matter of objective fact," they said. "Protection of innocent human life is not an imposition of personal religious conviction but a demand of justice." - CE