so that on the off chance I get to ask him something tomorrow I’ll have something intelligent to say.
Fun facts I’ve learned:
1. The Catechism does not say anything about abortion in cases of rape, etc. It’s just assumed: Infants conceived in rape are innocent, and thus should not be aborted. It’s not a hard connection to make, but it’s an uncharacteristic omission from the Catechism nonetheless. A cursory reading of Humana Vitae show that document to also rely on this implication rather than stating it outright, although to know for sure I’d need to read the whole thing.
2. Paul Ryan still does not support abortion in cases of rape, etc, despite comments his campaign released in the wake of the Akin affair. He merely bows to his running mate’s more “moderate” stance because Romney’s the one running for president, which makes sense. He has called Romney’s view “a step in the right direction”.
Having done this extra research on this, my opinion of Mr.Ryan has already risen. I was under the impression (having only read indirect commentary from Huffpost, WSJ, etc) that he had completely reversed himself. I still want to have a tough question prepared (I was going to get him on the disconnect between his new views and Catholic teachings-so much for that!), but I don’t really have the time nor the heart to dig deeper into his Randist influences or the ethical ramifications of his budget proposal. I wish I’d known he was coming here earlier; I was so excited about Herman Cain that I didn’t even see the announcement until yesterday and now I don’t have time to research properly. Alas!