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Move on and I want to return home for these last few questions.
This debate is indeed historic we have to Catholic candidates.
First time on the stage such -- this.
And I would like to ask you both to tell me what role your religion has played.
In your own personal views on abortion.
Please talk about how you came to that decision.
Talk about how are you religion played a part in that.
And please this is such an emotional issue for so -- short -- in this country.
Please talk personally about this if she could congressman.
I don't see how a person can separate their public life -- their private life or from their faith.
Our faith informs us in everything we -- My faith informs me about how to take care -- About how to make sure that people.
Have a chance in life.
You are asked -- wind pro life.
It's not simply because of my Catholic faith.
That's a factor of course but it's also because of reason insights.
You know I think about.
Ten and a half years ago.
My wife Jane and I went to mercy hospital in -- where I was born.
Fresh -- week ultrasound for our firstborn child.
We saw that heart beat.
A little baby was in the shape of -- And to this day.
-- nickname our firstborn child Liza -- -- not believe that life begins at conception.
That's why those -- the reasons why -- pro life.
Now I understand this is a difficult issue and I respect people who don't agree with me on this.
The policy of -- the administration.
Will be to oppose abortion with the exceptions.
For rape incest and life of the mother.
What troubles me more.
Is how this administration has handled all of these issues.
Look at what they're doing through Obama care with respect -- assaulting the religious liberties of this country.
They're infringing upon our first.
The freedom of religion.
By infringing on -- -- charities Catholic church's Catholic hospitals.
Our church about had to sue our federal government to maintain their latest religious liberties and with respect to abortion.
The Democratic Party used to say they want to be safe legal and rare now.
They support without restriction and with taxpayer funding taxpayer funding and Obama -- taxpayer -- with foreign aid.
The vice president himself went to China.
And so that he sympathize to wouldn't second guess.
Their one child policy of forced abortions and sterilizations.
-- -- pretty extreme.
-- -- -- My religion that.
Defines who I am and I've been a practicing Catholic my whole life.
-- home and it is particularly informed my social doctrine Catholic social doctrine talks about taking care of those who.
Look can't take care of themselves.
Out people who need help.
With regard to -- -- with regard to abortion.
I accept money.
Church's position on abortion say we called they -- and after.
Life begins at conception that's the -- judgment I accepted my personal.
But I refused to impose -- -- equally devout Christians and Muslims and Jews and I just refused to impose that and others unlike.
My friend here the congress.
I I do not believe that.
That we have a right to tell other people that women that they can't control their body it's a decision between them and their doctor.
In my view the Supreme Court -- and interfere with that.
A home with regard to the assault all the Catholic church -- -- make it absolutely clear.
No religious institution Catholic or otherwise.
Including Catholic social services Georgetown hospital mercy any hostile.
None has to injury firm cut -- contraception.
None has to pay for contraception.
And none has to be -- vehicle to get contraception.
In any insurance policy -- that is a fact.
That is a fact now with regard to the way in which then we differ.
My friend says that.
Well I guess he accepts governor Romney's position -- because in the past.
He's argued that.
There -- there's rape forcible rape he's arguing that in the case of rape or incest.
It was still it would be a crime to engage in having an abortion.
I just fundamentally disagree.
All I'm saying is if you believe that life begins at conception.
That therefore doesn't change the definition of life that's a principal.
The policy of Iraq the administration.
Is to oppose abortion with exceptions.
Incest and life of the mother now I've got to take issue with the Catholic Church.
And religious liberty you have if they if they -- -- you -- why would they -- leisure why would they keep showing you.
It's a distinction without a difference I thought I want to go back to the abortion question here.
If the Romney Ryan ticket is elected should those who believe that abortion should remain legal you were.
We don't think that unelected judges should make this decision.
That people through their elected representatives.
And reaching a consensus in society for the democratic process should make this determination.
The court the next president will get one or two Supreme Court nominees.
That's how close Roe vs.
Just ask yourself.
Where is Robert for being the chief advisor -- the court for.
-- -- think he's likely to import and he's likely to appoint someone.
Someone else on the court far right that would outlaw.
-- there should outlaw abortion.
Access suspect that would happen I guarantee you that not happen.
We've picked two people we -- people open mind.
They've been good justices.
Should keep in mind the -- was or ministers from him there was no litmus -- -- pick people who -- open mind.
-- not come with an agenda.
-- and I'm gonna move on to disclose in question because we are running at a time.
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