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Joe Biden: Life Begins at Conception, But I Won't Hold Others to That

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By    |   Tuesday, 22 Sep 2015 05:13 PM

Vice President Joe Biden says he agrees with Catholic teaching that life begins at conception and that abortion is always wrong, but added in an interview that he wouldn't impose that view as a government official.

"I'm prepared to accept that at the moment of conception there's human life and being," Biden told the Jesuit magazine America in a sit-down interview. "But I'm not prepared to say that to other God-fearing, non-God-fearing people that have a different view."

Biden's comments on abortion come around the 13:26 mark of the interview:

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Biden noted that there is a disagreement even among Catholics that abortion is always wrong, but added, "there's been debate, and so there's for me a point where the church makes a judgment— as we Catholics call de fide doctrine — said, 'This is what our doctrine is.'"

"All the principles of my faith, I make no excuse for attempting to live up to — I don't all the time. But I'm not prepared to impose doctrine that I'm prepared to accept on the rest of [us]," Biden said.

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Vice President Joe Biden says he agrees with Catholic teaching that life begins at conception and that abortion is always wrong, but added in an interview that he wouldn't impose that view as a government official.
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