Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan delivered a sweet but strong pro-life statement in his speech last night:

“We believe that in every life there is goodness; for every person, there is hope. Each one of us was made for a reason, bearing the image and likeness of the Lord of Life. We have responsibilities, one to another – we do not each face the world alone. And the greatest of all responsibilities, is that of the strong to protect the weak. The truest measure of any society is how it treats those who cannot defend or care for themselves.”

While some of my fellow American pro-life activist friends and colleagues would like to see the A-word mentioned by leadership candidates to come out strongly against the repugnant act, there is nothing in his statement that is objectionable or incorrect. Ultimately, it will the president’s views that matter most in the administration, but if Paul Ryan is willing to have conversations like this with Mitt Romney if the Republicans defeat Barack Obama in November, then the United States will be in much better hands than it has been over the past three-and-a-half years.