Biden's Abortion Blarney

When Joe Biden was asked about abortion in the vice-presidential debate last Thursday, he replied with what, in part, has become boilerplate. "I accept my church's position on abortion..." he said. "Life begins at conception; that's the church's judgment. I accept it in my personal life; I just refuse to impose that on others, unlike my friend here, the congressman [Paul Ryan]." The personally-opposed, no-values-imposed (PONVI) argument is nothing new. For instance, consider the following version of a typical pro-abortion appeal: If each person will only agree to mind his own business, and leave his neighbors alone, there will be peace forever between us.... I am now speaking of rights under the constitution, and not of moral or religious rights.... It is for women to decide... the moral and religious right of the abortion question for themselves within their own limits.... Now consider that this passage was altered by Professor Michael Pakaluk, but was originally written by Stephen...(Read Full Article)

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