The debate on Thursday kept the U.S. Vice President, Joe Biden and his Republican opponent, Paul Ryan, had a delicate point when asked to express their views on abortion, considering the Catholic faith they share.
Ryan said he did not understand "how a person can separate his public and private life of faith" and said his stance against abortion is based on that "life begins at conception."
Asked about the relationship of his Catholic faith, in relation to this matter, Ryan insisted that his position had nothing to do with religion, but with the values that were instilled "to care for those in need."
"Democrats not only support abortion without exceptions, but also subsidize it," said the candidate for the first and only vice presidential debate of the election campaign in the U.S.
The moderator, Martha Raddatz, the delicate issue introduced by one of the common points of both candidates, their religion, to what Ryan said he did not understand "how a person can separate his public and private life of faith."
"The policy of the Romney Administration will oppose abortion except in cases of incest, rape or danger to the mother's life," he said about his earlier statement.
In his political platform the Republican Party opposes the practice of abortion without exception, and prohibits using federal funds to subsidize health plans that include abortion services.