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A hush fell on the recent vice presidential debate in Denver when moderator Martha Raddatz asked Biden and Ryan about their heartfelt views on abortion. Biden, who doesn’t mind imposing Obamacare on America and hundreds of Obama’s executive orders on everyone from Charlie Brown to law enforcement officials, said he believed in the Catholic church’s position but would not impose it on others.


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Ryan stated his faith in the church’s position as well, but added that he also used reason and science to complete or inform his views. Here is a case of a full-orbed personality: balanced, honest, and discerning. Is it safe to conclude that Ryan believes that all three (religion, reason, and science) are declaring the same thing? Is it reasonable to say they all declare that life begins at conception and thus needs to be regarded, protected, and nurtured from that initial point and forward?

The majority of Americans who are now pro-life are women, thanks to dozens of organizations like One Million Moms and others; but women who have decided to ignore the cry seem to be at ease or at least mostly silent about both abortion and abuse of women and children. This is reflected repeatedly in the silence that follows reported cases of abuse against women in Muslim countries and here at home.

Mychal Massie (one of the most outspoken journalists in the nation) in an article entitled “Muhammad Must Be Okay With This” asks the question: “Where are the malicious feminists and duplicitous women’s groups that protest women are being treated unfairly because certain private organizations are not open to women? Where are the feminist women’s groups that claim to care about the health of women worldwide?” Yet more scathing, Massie concludes his article with: “As for the liberal women’s groups, the music industry and Hollywood–shut up and go away until you decide to do something that actually matters.”

Massie was addressing the media silence and the lack of women’s groups decrying the shooting of a 14 year old girl on a school bus in Pakistan by members of the Taliban. Malala Yousafzai’s only offense was to advocate for the education of women. Malala’s stand for women’s rights, human rights, should shame those who are carrying the fight for their so called ‘reproductive rights’; but if the news is any indicator, it has only caused them to flash their canines with renewed ferocity.

Does reason and science actually join with scripture and with religion to declare what liberal women of the day declare? Is it simply the right to decide about their own bodies? Do molecular biologists and geneticists have anything to say about the theory of ‘it’s my body’? Apparently, they do, and so does science’s sister that we still refer to as human reasoning.

An article I wrote titled “The Philosophy of Abortion – Intrinsically Flawed” drew a response from one woman whose sense of reason was well-honed. She invoked both science and reason by reminding me and my readers that if we were to check the DNA of any unborn child, we would be forced to declare that the child was indeed a separate human being. Mitochondrial DNA proves only that the unborn child came from the mother, but the entire DNA makeup of the child is different from its mother. In no uncertain terms, that means that it is a separate body with its own DNA; it is not the body of the mother. It is here we begin to see why some people are unafraid to call abortion murder.

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