Fr. Frank Pavone: Will the Real Joe Biden Please Stand Up?

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By Fr. Frank Pavone, Crisis Magazine, June 15, 2020

Fr. Pavone is the national director of Priests for Life and the co-chair of Pro-Life Voices for Trump. More information on June Medical Services can be found at

Fr. Frank Pavone“Catholic social doctrine talks about taking care of those who can’t take care of themselves, people who need help. With regard to abortion, I accept my church’s position that life begins at conception. That’s the church’s judgment. I accept it in my personal life. But I refuse to impose it on equally devout Christians and Muslims and Jews and—I just refuse to impose that on others.” — former Vice President Joe Biden.

That baffling explanation of Biden’s views on abortion was delivered in July 2019 at a Democratic debate in Detroit.

He had espoused the same nonsense previously with the all-too-familiar “I oppose abortion personally, but …” Many other politicians before him had clung to this twisted logic, missing the fact that the beginning of life is not a Church judgment but a scientific one, binding on everyone, and that Church teaching on abortion is more about the duty to protect life in its earliest stages than it is about identifying precisely when it starts.

So, no, he does not accept his church’s position on this matter.

And he has gotten worse. Along with imposing on everyone the acceptance of baby-killing, he now wants you and me to help pay for it.

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