Ben Johnson reports at LifeSiteNews.com:
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has chosen Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate.
Romney introduced the pro-life Catholic as his vice presidential choice at a campaign stop in Norfolk, Virginia, on Saturday morning.
In his acceptance speech Ryan said, “America is more than a place; it’s an idea. It’s the only country founded on an idea. Our rights come from nature and God, not government.”
“We won’t replace our founding principles,” Ryan promised. “We will reapply them!”
“America is founded on the essential belief that every person has the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” Americans United for Life President Dr. Charmaine Yoest said in an e-mail sent to LifeSiteNews.com. “Paul Ryan has been an eloquent defender of life.”
Johnson also reports, however, that Ryan "distanced himself from social issues at one point, saying of the same-sex “marriage” debate, “I don’t know why were are spending all this time talking about this.”