When in doubt, kill, kill, kill?

As posted on Casey's Critical Thinking:

Obama recently clarified his position on when life begins (before he had said it was “above [his] pay grade”). In an interview with ABC News’ This Week program on Sunday, Obama said, “What I intended to say is that, as a Christian, I have a lot of humility…all I meant to communicate was that I don’t presume to be able to answer these kinds of theological questions.”

His position is quite similar (surprise, surprise) to that of his running mate, Joe Biden:

I’d say, “Look, I know when it begins for me.” It’s a personal and private issue. For me, as a Roman Catholic, I’m prepared to accept the teachings of my church. But let me tell you. There are an awful lot of people of great confessional faiths – Protestants, Jews, Muslims and others – who have a different view. They believe in God as strongly as I do. They’re intensely as religious as I am religious. They believe in their faith and they believe in human life, and they have differing views as to when life – I’m prepared as a matter of faith to accept that life begins at the moment of conception. But that is my judgment. For me to impose that judgment on everyone else who is equally and maybe even more devout than I am seems to me is inappropriate in a pluralistic society. And I know you get the push back, “Well, what about fascism?” Everybody, you know, you going to say fascism’s all right? Fascism isn’t a matter of faith. No decent religious person thinks fascism is a good idea. [Italics mine]

Both of these guys are trying to say that the question of when a human life begins is a theological one and that they can’t force their opinion on others. The abortion debate has nothing to do with theology and everything to do with biology. You might be able to argue about when a human gets a soul, but you can’t argue about when life begins. It is a scientific fact that life begins at conception. It’s indisputable. Upon conception, a new biological organism exists that did not exist before. That precise point in time is when the life of that human being starts.

These guys do not want to “force their opinion” on others, so they prefer to let millions of unborn children be killed in the womb. Does no one else see a problem with that? Could they be any more lacking in moral conviction? Biden says that he accepts his church’s teaching on abortion, namely that abortion is morally equivalent to murder…and yet he thinks it is okay to sit back and do nothing about it? Nay, to actually remove all legal and economic obstacles that stand in the way? In our “pluralistic society” several decades ago, there were differing opinions as to whether black people were to be considered “persons.” If Obama had been alive at that time, would he have preferred that people not force their opinion on slave owners? Would Biden have insisted that personhood was a theological issue back then? Considering that it was the Republicans that moved to end slavery, maybe so.

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