When asked during the vice-presidential debate about his “pro-choice” position as a Roman Catholic, Joe Biden, Obama’s running mate, stated: “My religion defines who I am … and has particularly informed my social doctrine. The Catholic social doctrine talks about taking care of those who can’t take care of themselves, people who need help.”
For Biden, “those who can’t take care of themselves” and “need help” are limited to those getting welfare/social benefits from the federal government. They do not include the unborn.
When asked the same question, Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney’s running mate, and a faithful pro-life Catholic, responded quite differently. Ryan appealed to both faith and reason—fides et ratio. Why is he pro-life? Ryan replied: “It’s not simply because of my Catholic faith. That’s a factor, of course. But it’s also because of reason and science.”
Ryan talked about his wife’s first ultrasound: “You know, I think about 10 1/2 years ago, my wife, Janna, and I went … for our seven-week ultrasound for our firstborn child, and we saw that heartbeat. A little baby was in the shape of a bean. And to this day, we have nicknamed our firstborn child, Liza, ‘Bean.’… I believe that life begins at conception.”
It was a touching moment, clearly outshining Joe Biden’s statement. It’s hard to disagree with Ryan’s statement.
Or so one might think.
LifeNews.com shared the tweets of liberal Democrats who reacted to Ryan’s remarks.
“I wish they would have aborted ‘Bean,’” said someone named Colby.
“If my father called me ‘Bean,’ I would wish I had been aborted,” said a man named Darren.
“Bean is also the nickname of my aborted fetus,” added a woman who calls herself “Cool Pervert!”
Also chiming in was “Tim,” who hoped that the Ryans’ daughter will get raped and pregnant at age 13.
This is merely sample of the incredible viciousness targeted at Paul Ryan by self-proclaimed compassionate liberals. It begs the question: What has possessed their heart and soul? Why are they so full of hate?
For Catholic Exchange dot com and Ave Maria Radio, I’m Paul Kengor.