Klobuchar Completely Dodges the Question on Whether She Supports VA Gov’s Late-Term Abortion Comments

2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) was pressed on whether she supports Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s (D) controversial late-term abortion comments and refused to give an answer — even denying she knew his full remarks despite them having gone viral.

Appearing on “The View” on Friday, host Meghan McCain confronted Klobuchar on her party going from the party of “safe, legal, rare” to getting “extreme” on the issue of abortion. She then pointedly asked Klobuchar if she agrees with Northam’s remarks.

“I don’t know all his comments, but what I do know is that I am for a woman having the right to make a choice about her own body,” she dodged the question.

McCain attempted to push back, but host Joy Behar cut her off before Klobuchar deflected by calling out strict abortion laws in states around the country, saying, “The real cultural conversation is what they’re doing in Alabama and Georgia and in Missouri. They’re actually taking away a woman’s right to decide at all.”

Watch the exchange below:

“I don’t think it should be that hard to say, ‘I’m not for late-term abortion in the third term,'” McCain responded. “I don’t think it should be that controversial to say.”

Klobuchar’s interview comes months after Northam prompted outrage by explaining his position on late-term abortions with an example that many conservatives blasted as promoting infanticide.

So in this particular example, if a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen. The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mothers.

Her appearance on “The View” more closely follows several controversial abortion bills gaining steam, including a near-total ban in Alabama that was signed into law, a 6-week ban in Georgia, and an 8-week ban in Missouri.

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TOM
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The time to make a decision on whether to bring a child into this world is before conception.

“right to make a choice about her own body”, after conception it is not “her” body that she is making a determination about, there is now a child involved in that decision. The decision to be made is am I a mother or a murderer.

Phoenix
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It isn’t that hard. No one is having third term abortions unless the mother’s life is in danger or there’s no viability. And they shouldn’t.

Admittedly, there are some who are extra crazy on the left who would argue, but fringe shouldn’t be treated like the majority.

The presidential candidates need to find some spine on this. An extreme from the right should not be countered by an extreme from the left.

Otis
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The Dumbos are presenting us with a real circus.

James
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Maybe she didn’t understand the question. She’s not the sharpest rider in the 2020 clown car.

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