Shouildn't our government be separated from religion? What Biden was saying was that he felt he is in no position to dictate to you. That he doesn't believe his ideas on morality are any more worthy than other peoples. The reason we reject the Muslim practice is because we as a society don't believe one person (parents) should make such a decision for a another.
The government dictates to us everyday based on morality and religious beliefs. We can't gamble, prostitution is illegal, hunting is illegal on Sundays in some states,
Parent's make decisions for their children everyday. How many circumcisions do you think are performed every day in this country?
Let's set aside first trimester abortions and talk about late term abortions. A late term abortion kills a viable baby. No and ifs or buts - a viable baby is breeched, partially delievered and then killed.
So, you think we should let women decide if this is ok for them? If so, if it is up to a mother to decide whether or not to kill a partially delivered baby then why draw the line there?
Bottom line, it is a safe answer to say, for me it's wrong, but who am I to dictate to others. He, as a senator, dictates his beliefs every day that he passes a law. So, yes, it was a cop out answer.
I am against late term abortions as at this point it has developed into a baby. I am not against a woman choosing to abort in the first trimester or having access to the morning after pill.
We are so concerned about human life until that baby has passed through the birth canal and that's where repub concerns stops if that baby is born into poverty and the ghetto. Then that baby becomes one of those lazy welfare leeches who wants to steal money from the repubs and his life suddenly isn't worth so much.