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:
Wow, @MeghanMcCain presses Klobuchar on whether or not she supports what Northam said on abortion:
Klobuchar denies she even knows what his comments were then completely dodges the question and just says that she supports the woman’s right to choose. pic.twitter.com/9oy0X5S3xJ
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) May 17, 2019
“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.”
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.