Vice President Joe Biden says that human life begins at conception and that abortion should remain legal anyway.
Here is the video provided by the Daily Caller under the headline, “Biden: Life Begins At Conception.”
Vice President Joe Biden believes life begins “at the moment of conception.”
“I’m prepared to accept that at the moment of conception there’s human life and being,” Biden said, during an interview with Father Matt Malone, S.J. of “America Media.”
Biden, however, said that he would not “impose” that view on “non-God-fearing people that have a different view.”
At one point, Biden also acknowledged that “abortion is always wrong,” but again, he doesn’t want to “impose doctrine” on other people.
So presumably, the reason the White House referred to an expectant mother as a “growing family” is because, even though Joe Biden knows she has a human baby in her womb, it is not right to “impose” the dogma on “non-God-fearing people that have a different view.”
Is he really unaware that the only option to imposing the view that human life begins at conception is imposing murder on human beings?
What kind of moral degradation have you reached when you admit the “fetus” is simply a baby in the womb and yet declare open season on them?
Also, what human right is not a dogma? There are plenty of atheists who have denied human rights (or any other fixed ethical principles) precisely because they did not believe in God. So all ethical principles including the claim that it is wrong to exterminate a race on the basis of alleged subhuman characteristics can be treated as “religious” claims that require faith.
Likewise, the Roman Catholic Church teaches it is wrong for adults to kill other adults. Does Joe Biden think it is wrong to impose that “article of faith” on the “non-God-fearing people that have a different view”?
In fact, I don’t think the claim that life begins at conception is an article of faith at all. It is simply a scientific fact that, at conception, one is confronted with a new human being. Christians simply apply the Bible’s prohibition on the murder of human beings using common scientific knowledge about how babies are made.
Joe Biden needs to rethink his assumptions about what he calls “doctrine.” The word simply means “teaching.” The teaching that abortion should be legal is just as much “doctrine” as the teaching that abortion is murder. The only difference is that the first doctrine is false and the latter doctrine is true.