A few years later, during the 2008 campaign, then presidential candidate Barack Obama was asked by Saddleback Church pastor Rick Warren, “at what point does a baby get human rights, in your view?”
Obama’s instantly infamous response was “answering that question with specificity, you know, is above my pay grade.” It was, and remains, a classic cop out.
As president, Obama has gone to great lengths on many other issues, most notably climate change, to assert that he formulates his policies based on facts and science. He used that very argument in defending his Iran deal on Wednesday. He’s mocked those who disagree with him, reserving special scorn for political opponents who’ve tried to sidestep the global warming issue, such as Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who dodged a climate change question by declaring he’s not a scientist. This was a cop-out similar to the one he used with Rick Warren.
So let’s apply that same standard abortion. Here’s a fact involving some science: Thanks to medical advances, 79 percent of babies born at 29 weeks or earlier now survive to go home with their parents. Babies born as early as 22 weeks are now able to survive outside the womb, and all of the organs Planned Parenthood is so eager to get its hands on for “medical research” purposes (Dr. Nucatola: “a lot of people want livers”) begin forming and functioning weeks before that.