Democratic presidential candidate Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke opposes restrictions on late-term abortion. He made the comments at a campaign stop in Cleveland, Ohio.
From The Federalist:
Asked at a campaign stop on Monday whether he supports third-trimester abortions, Beto O’Rourke replied, “That should be a decision that the woman makes about her own body. I trust her.” The third trimester is the last 12 weeks of pregnancy and past the gestational age preemies can be routinely delivered and survive.
Campaigning in Cleveland, the presidential candidate took a question from someone in the crowd who spent 30 seconds discussing late-term procedures, specifically asking, “Are you for or against third-trimester abortions?”
O’Rourke then provided a deceptively general recap of the inquiry to his audience. “The question is about abortion and reproductive rights,” he told the crowd, before giving what a Texas Tribune reporter described as a “brief” response. “My answer to you is that that should be a decision that the woman makes about her own body,” the former congressman said. “I trust her.”
Only 12 percent of American women support keeping third-trimester abortions legal, according to the latest Gallup polling. Huge opposition to late-term abortion has been a consistent poll finding for decades.
Here’s a video of O’Rourke’s comments that were filmed by the America Rising PAC.
O’Rourke’s comments are in line with recent Democratic support for late-term and even after birth abortion. As noted in the quoted section, such views are way out of step with American voters.
So far, the 2020 Democratic platform is shaping up like this:
- Late-term abortion on demand
- Slavery reparations
- Abolishing the Electoral College
- Abolishing private health insurance
- 90% tax rates
- Banning all semi-automatic firearms
- Open borders
- Banning meat consumption
All Democrats had to do was not be insane. But they can’t pull it off. The Democrats and their far-left base are increasingly out of touch with America. Their extremism may help Donald Trump get reelected.