Monday, June 17, 2019

American Values?

From Chronicles:
My religion defines who I am. And I've been a practicing Catholic my whole life," said Vice President Joe Biden in 2012. "I accept my church's position on abortion as . . . doctrine. Life begins at conception. . . . I just refuse to impose that on others."

For four decades, Biden backed the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits the use of the tax dollars of Joe's fellow Catholics to pay for what they view as the killing of the innocent unborn. Last week, Joe flipped. He now backs the repeal of the Hyde Amendment. Ilyse Hogue of NARAL Pro-Choice America welcomed home the prodigal son: "We're pleased that Joe Biden has joined the rest of the 2020 Democratic field in coalescing around the Party's core values—support for abortion rights." But when did the right to an abortion—a crime in many states before 1973—become a "core value" of the Democratic Party? And what are these "values" of which politicians incessantly talk?

Are they immutable? Or do they change with the changing times? (Read more.)

1 comment:

julygirl said...

When a society can decide on the life or death of its weakest members, none of us is safe.