Cop Out!

I don’t care what side of the abortion debate you come down on, this is simply a cop out:

Asked at what point a baby gets “human rights,” Obama, who strongly supports abortion rights, 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.”

No. It’s not. Answering that question is how one arrives, at least partially, at their position of being for or against abortion. For a legislator who has passed legislation which directly bears on that determination it is an absolute cop out to claim such a determination is “above my paygrade”. If he’s passing laws that allow abortion then he is, defacto, making such determinations – his “pay-grade” requires it of him. As far as I’m concerned, claiming he isn’t equipped to make such a determination means he’s not equipped to be President of the United States either.

[Crossposted at QandO.]

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