Debate 2: Vice Presidential Candidates

Abortion and Catholicism

Both vice presidential candidates are Catholic.

“My faith informs me,” Ryan said.

He said he believes life starts with conception. A Romney administration would be pro-life with exceptions to rape and incest, and the health of the mother.

The administration and its track record with dealing with abortion is infringing on his First Amendment rights, Ryan said.

Biden said he accepts his church’s position on abortion, but he refuses to impose it on other people. No hospitals will have to pay for contraception or be contraception vehicles, he said.


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