Specificity

Written by Drew on August 22nd, 2008

Last Saturday, Rick Warren invited the presidential candidates to Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, for a “Civil Forum on the Presidency.” When the subject turned to abortion, the candidates’ answers were revealing. Warren asked, “Forty million abortions. At what point does a baby get human rights in your view?”

Obama’s answer: “Well, I think that whether you are looking at it from a theological perspective or a scientific perspective, answering that question with specificity, you know, is above my pay grade.”

When Warren asked McCain the same question, McCain went on to prove that he was above Obama’s pay grade when he answered, “At the moment of conception.”

Abortion is a pretty important issue that has been around for a long time. Since the president appoints judges to the Supreme Court, which has been the battleground of abortion legislation for over 35 years, wouldn’t it be nice if he could answer the question with some “specificity?”

 

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