• Hypocrite: Biden Says Life Begins At Conception

    Vice President Joe Biden said during an interview Wednesday that he agrees with the Catholic teachings that life begins at conception and that abortion is always wrong, but he isn’t willing to legislate based on his beliefs.

    “I’m prepared to accept that at the moment of conception there’s human life and being,” Biden told Father Matt Malone, S.J., of the Catholic magazine America Media“But I’m not prepared to say that to other God-fearing, non-God-fearing people that have a different view.”

    “There’s even been disagreement in our church, not that— abortion is always wrong,” he said. “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.’”

    “All the principles of my faith, I make no excuse for attempting to live up to— I don’t all the time. But I’m not prepared to impose doctrine that I’m prepared to accept on the rest of [us],” he said.

    Biden’s statements come just as Congress gears toward a shutdown fight over defunding Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider. They are pushing to defund the organization after a series of undercover videos released by the nonprofit Center for Medical Progress exposes top officials at the organization discussing the sale of aborted baby body parts.

    Biden’s interview with the Catholic magazine also comes ahead of Pope Francis’ visit to Washington. The Pope will head to the White House Wednesday to meet privately with President Obama and also address a joint session of Congress.

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