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On one of the key issues that matters to most Christians, the one that guarantees the first unalienable right that all men are endowed with by our Creator: LIFE, Vice-President Joe Biden and Vice-Presidential nominee Paul Ryan both consistently come down on the side of good. According to the National Right to Life Committee , Vice-President Biden voted for a constitutional amendment to overturn Roe v. Wade in 1982, explicitly endorsed the version of the Hyde Amendment that contained an exception only to save the life of the mother, and he explicitly opposed -- and repeatedly voted against -- proposals to add exceptions for rape and incest. In 1994, Biden wrote, "[T]hose of us who are opposed to abortion should not be compelled to pay for them." This position is in stark contrast to that of President Barack Obama and the 2012 Democratic platform.
Extreme positions on abortion by President Obama are well documented. According to Douglas Johnson Legislative Director National Right to Life Committee, in mid-September of 2008, every congressional office received a pointedly worded two-page letter on the FOCA (Freedom of Choice Act) from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), signed by Cardinal Justin Rigali, archbishop of Philadelphia and chairman of the USCCB's Committee on Pro-life Activities. Rigali notes, in his opening paragraph, "Pro-abortion groups and some of the bill's congressional sponsors have said they want this legislation enacted soon."
"Personally, I am aware of only one congressional sponsor of the "Freedom of Choice Act" who has said anything publicly, in the past year or so, to indicate that he would like to see the bill enacted soon. That sponsor is the Democratic nominee for President of the United States, Senator Barack Obama. Obama is not "merely" a cosponsor of the bill, but someone who has declared enactment of the FOCA to be a top priority." wrote Johnson In his too-little-noted speech to the Planned Parenthood Action Fund on July 17, 2007, President Obama said, "The first thing I'd do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act. That's the first thing that I'd do."
Cardinal Rigali, in his letter about the Freedom of Choice Act wrote,
The Freedom of Choice Act "creates a 'fundamental right' to abortion throughout the nine months of pregnancy, including a right to abort a fully developed child in the final weeks for undefined 'health' reasons. No government body at any level would be able to 'deny or interfere with' this newly created federal right. Second, it forbids government at all levels to 'discriminate' against the exercise of this right 'in the regulation or provision of benefits, facilities, services, or information.' For the first time, abortion on demand would be a national entitlement that government must condone and promote in all public programs affecting pregnant women."
Indeed, Vice-President Biden should be pressured to say what he believes about this issue, for the TRUTH, has no agenda.