In last night's forum at the Saddleback Civil Forum, Barack Obama made a huge gaffe is his response to Pastor Rick Warren's question about abortion.
Pastor Warren asked:
"AT WHAT POINT DOES A 'BABY' (emphasis added) GET HUMAN RIGHTS IN YOUR VIEW?"
Obama stumbled around and answered in part:
"IT FROM A THEOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE OR A SCIENTIFIC PERSPECTIVE, ANSWERING THAT QUESTION WITH SPECIFICITY, YOU KNOW, IS ABOVE MY PAY GRADE."
Incredulously, Obama did not challenge Warren's use of the word "baby" in his question. Obama bought into the assumption that a "baby" was being talked about. He then said he was in favor of "choice" (aka abortion).
Thus, according to Obama, a "baby" by "choice" can be aborted.
It is key in the abortion debate, as far as the pro-abortion people are concerned, that a "fetus", not a "baby", can be aborted.
Warren "loaded" the question and Obama took the bait.
You can read the full transcript of the forum here.