August 16, 2008
Obama on abortion
Pastor Rick Warren posed a question on abortion to Sen. Barack Obama.
Warren asks, "At what point does a baby get human rights, in your view?"
Here is some of Obama's answer:
"Whether you’re looking at it from a theological perspective or a scientific perspective, answering that question with specificity is above my pay grade.
"Let me speak more generally about the issue of abortion. One thing that I am absolutely convinced of is there is a moral and ethical element to this issue. ... I am pro-choice...not because I'm pro-abortion. But ultimately I do not think women make these decisions causally.
"I am for limits on late-term abortion.
"If you believe that life begins at conceptions, and you are consistent in that belief, then I can’t argue with you on that. That is a core issue of faith for you. What I can do is say are there ways to work together to reduce unwanted pregnancies.
As an example of that is, how do we provide the resources for women to keep a child? … Have we given them the options of adoption?"
This is cross-posted from CT's liveblog.