At a campaign event on Monday night, presidential hopeful Robert “Beto” O’Rourke said that he believes women should have the right to kill their unborn babies up to the moment of birth.
O’Rourke was confronted by a young man in the College of Charleston audience about his radical pro-abortion position, which is on-par with the field of Democratic presidential candidates. “My question is this: I was born September 8th, 1989, and I want to know if you think on September 7th, 1989, my life had no value,” he asked the Democrat.
“Of course I don’t think that. And of course I’m glad that you’re here,” O’Rourke responded. “But you referenced my answer in Ohio, and it remains the same. This is a decision that neither you, nor I, nor the United States government should be making. That’s a decision for the woman to make.”
After a momentary pause due to an applauding audience, O’Rourke said that he wants pregnant women “to have the best possible access to care and to medical providers,” later adding that “only” a pregnant woman “knows what she knows, and I trust her with that.”
The 49-year-old also claimed that the state of Texas, where O’Rourke made an unsuccessful run for a Senate seat, is “losing lives of women” due to pro-life legislation.
In March, O’Rourke unapologetically spoke out for abortion-till-birth in Cleveland, Ohio. “Are you for third-trimester abortions? Are you going to protect the lives of third-trimester babies?” a female audience member asked the media darling, as previously reported by The Daily Wire. “Because, you know, there’s really not a medical necessity for (late-term) abortion — it’s not a medical emergency procedure — because typically third-trimester abortions take up to three days to have. So, in that sense, if there was an emergency, the doctors would just do a [caesarian]-section, and you don’t have to kill the baby in that essence. So, are you for or against third-trimester abortions?”
Man: I was born Sep. 8, did my life have no value Sep. 7?
Beto O'Rourke: “Of course I don't think that … but … this a decision that neither you, nor I, nor the United States government should be making. That’s a decision for the woman to make” pic.twitter.com/DhmvzcqfRN
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) August 27, 2019
(Read more from “How Extreme Are Democrats on Abortion? Watch This Chilling Response From Beto.” HERE)