Skip to comments.Obama Flunks Rick Warren's Abortion Question
Posted on 08/19/2008 12:48:11 PM PDT by Publius804
Obama Flunks Rick Warren's Abortion Question
by Deal W. Hudson
Here's a truism: If you're running for President, don't answer a question by saying, "That's above my pay grade." After all, if you want to occupy the White House, there is no higher pay grade. You are the boss, and the buck stops with you.
But Barack Obama used precisely that expression when asked by Rick Warren at what point "a baby gets human rights." Obama said, "Whether you're looking at it from a theological perspective or a scientific perspective, answering that question with specificity . . . is above my pay grade."
How can a man who has voted three times on the Born Again Infant Protection Act be unable to answer that question with "specificity"? Does he mean that he voted against BAIPA without having an answer to that question? But then what did he base his vote on?
Obama made the telling mistake of pitting the truths of science against the truths of theology. He seems to think there are two truths in contradiction to each other. And his implication is clear: Theology teaches life begins at conception, but science sees it differently.
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That's too bad. There are some excellent arguments out there that go way beyond this, and are irrefutable - that's why I get the raised hand, lowered eyes, etc - often.
Look up the "SLED" abortion argument.
And if you'll suffer a mild rebuke:
1 Peter 3:15 - "...always be ready to give an answer..."
And, in reading the rest of your post -
I really am sorry that women have to suffer so, due to a choice that society says is consequenceless.
In my experience, I have seen just two outcomes, neither neutral. One, as you have described, lifelong horror and mental anguish.
The other is worse, however, as it perpetuates the evil, and I would be these women are just as tortured.
The other case is where the woman becomes a lifelong abortion advocate in order to justify her choice. I even know of a case where a woman changed her career path in order to become an abortionist in order to “help” others make the same decision.
I think I know how to defend the sanctity of life pretty well, thank you.