While Paul Ryan did pretty well defending the point that abortion is principally and morally wrong during the debate last night, what he didn’t do was call Joe Biden out on his hypocrisy on the issue. Liberals hate it more than anything when you reveal their own double standard to them.
After hearing Joe Biden assert his personal beliefs against abortion, Ryan should have asked, “If in principle abortion is wrong and you would never imagine it for yourself or your family, than why is it just fine for someone else? Are there other principles in which you believe yet do not defend?”
Then he could have revealed the arrogance of Biden’s point of view by saying, “Do you hold yourself to a higher standard than other persons? Principles are principles and we impose them on society everyday. There are laws against murder, and abortion is murder. Law enforcement agents tell people what to do with their own bodies when we enforce seatbelt laws and laws against illegal drug use. We, as leaders of this fine country that was founded on principles that are true and good, should uphold those priniciples and should be concerned for the safety and well-being of its citizens.”
Planned Parenthood is one of the most unsafe and unsanitary facilities in our country. Women have suffered terrible consequences physically, psychologically, and emotionally, from having abortions. There are numerous charitable organizations in America, including Catholic Charities that would provide shelter, medical needs, and counseling to help a woman during and after pregnancy. There are countless couples seeking to adopt children and provide for them a safe and loving home. Providing assistance to the living is what is noble and good. We call this charity, a virtue derived from love and concern for one another’s well-being.
Holocaust survivor and author Elie Wiesel once said, “We know that every moment is a moment of grace, every hour an offering; not to share them would mean to betray them. Our lives no longer belong to us alone; they belong to all those who need us desperately…And that is why I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”
As a pro-choice candidate, Mr. Biden, you are choosing to remain neutral in the face of human suffering. You are choosing to turn your back on a tragic injustice. This is not charity, this is cowardice.
Women - minority women in particular - and their children, the most innocent of society, are suffering. And liberals, under the pretense of respect for choice, continue to support and fund the gas chambers of America. This is not respect for life, it is legal infanticide of catastrophic proportion in which our country can no longer afford to remain silent.