In the the bizarro Veep debate last night, the candidates were asked how their mutual Catholic faith informs their views on abortion.

Rep. Ryan answered that his view that one cannot reasonably separate their privately held belief from their public view. He then said he is pro-life not only because of his Catholic faith, but also because of reason and science. I cannot tell you how much I like that part of his answer.

He then went on to say that the Romney administration would oppose abortion except in cases of rape, incest and life of the mother. He clarified later that his principle is that all life begins at conception, but the the policy position of the Romney administration would support the exceptions.

Ryan clearly understands that the policy does not match the principle, but obviously Governor Romney believes that a policy without exceptions is not achievable at this time. That is a debate for another time, but Ryan fairly defends the reason, science, and the Church’s teaching on when life begins.

Vice President Joe Biden, on the other hand, attempts the Mario Cuomo two-step (personally opposed publicly pro in a simple 4/4 rhythm.)…Continue Reading>>>>

*subhead*Damned lies.*subhead*