O’Rourke Questioned on Whether a Life Has ‘Value’ One Day Before Full-Term Birth, Says It’s a Woman’s Choice

Beto O'Rourke

Former Congressman Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) shocked some on the campaign trail when he claimed he supported a woman’s decision to terminate a pregnancy one day before a full-term birth.

During a campaign stop in South Carolina at the College of Charleston, O’Rourke opened the floor to questions and was asked about his support for late-term abortions. The attendee asked, “My question is this: I was born Sept. 8th, 1989, and I want to know if you think on Sept. 7th, 1989, my life had no value.”

O’Rourke responded that he believed the decision to terminate a pregnancy immediately prior to birth is a decision that should be left to the woman and should not be subject to any oversight by the government.

Watch O’Rourke’s response:

“Of course I don’t think that [your life had no value]. Of course, I’m glad that you’re here, 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. We want her to have the best possible access to care and to a medical provider.”

The 2020 candidate went on to say that he believed strick abortion laws limit women’s health care options and contribute to maternal mortality increasing.

“We are losing the lives of women in our state as a result. I don’t question the decisions that a woman makes,” said O’Rourke. “Only she knows what she knows and I want to trust her with that.”

That answer didn’t sit well with many. Several took to Twitter to question O’Rourke’s support for limitless late-term abortion.

O’Rourke has been struggling to climb in the polls since his original campaign announcement. Several recent polls show him ranking sixth in the crowded field of 2020 Democrats, behind former Vice President Joe Biden, Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-Ind.).


  1. So, O’ Dork thinks that the government should stay out of murder. Yeah, that sounds like a Democrat. If a woman wants to murder her child, let her. Anything to get cheap votes. The Dork that roared.

  2. Beto O’Dork the Dildo that got swept under the rug.

  3. Any One who votes for this Delusional Puppet is an Idiot. He is unfit for public office and just a mouth piece for the Lunatic Left !!

  4. Screwtape – I’ve almost been smacked for using the term baby when discussing abortion with another pro choice. I’m ok with fetus usually if we are talking first trimester, but i also would consider fetus synonymous with baby. My doctor called my daughter a fetus during my first trimester. Its normal.

    Abortion is serious and not something that should be desensitized. However, i also think pro lifers are purposefully misrepresenting abortions later in the pregnancy. These aren’t fickle women who just up and decided they don’t want to be a mom.

    1. Did you see the prominent abortion “doctor” admit that he kills babies? He even calls it a baby to the mother-to-be. (Mother of a soon to be dead baby)

    2. Join the discussion…So go ahead and murder your baby. God will have something to say about the murder of His children.

    3. No one is misrepresenting late term abortions. It’s murder. Ask Scott Peterson, he’s on death row for two murders. You can’t have it both ways. Once a woman is pregnant, her autonomy is gone. There are now two lives to consider. I find in favor of the one that can’t speak up for him or her self. This selfish society that we have now where people divorce because he left the toilet seat up more than once or because she left her undies hanging over the shower curtain rod are a prime example. They have kids and don’t want to raise them or they get pregnant and don’t want to go through the trouble. If they don’t want to have kids, get sterilized. I’m tired of paying so they can murder an innocent. They’ll try to write off my rights because some dolt kills someone with a gun, misrepresent the number of violent gun deaths always including suicides, that would happen anyway, so they can get gun control. They claim 39,000, but the violence equals only 12,000. They’re OK with over 650,000 innocents killed by abortion each year cause it’s what’s popular. You can get a million woman march in favor of murdering innocents, but let some idiot randomly kill a dozen people and suddenly you’ve got them pulling their hair out and putting on red shirts. Get some realistic perspective.

  5. His mother should of aborted him no hahahahaha excuse for that

  6. I guess Beto is lucky his mother thought differently when pregnant with him. The father doesn’t have a say about his child but he’s expected to pay towards the child’s upbringing. Doesn’t seem very fair Beto.

  7. Chrissy,

    I’m going to disagree with your use of “it”. “IT” is a human child. Period. While the pro-murder crowd might conveniently euphemize by using “it” or “clump of cells” there are those who know better.

    note: I do not oppose abortion because we have too damn many stupid, careless, useless people already. Choosing to murder one’s child simply confirms that status.

    I want people to call it EXACTLY WHAT IT IS. Murder. Homicide. Infanticide. Selfishness. Stupidity (there’s this thing called contraception).

    Letting them reproduce is what should be criminalized. I’ll gladly pay the costs IF the mother is sterilized and the father as well. With hand tools AND without anesthesia, in the same way the child is “disposed” of. It would be symmetric.

    1. You are absolutely correct, my choice of words was more a reflection of how they perceive the baby, but maybe I didn’t say it well. I do know better and also want it called for what it is- murder.

  8. All I have to say, to paraphrase an old SNL skit, is “O’Rourke, you ignorant slut.”

  9. If only Beto’s mother had decided differently the world would be much better off.

  10. If it’s a decision we the people cannot make then there should be no punishment for the crime of murder regardless of who died. For that matter, since murder is what most people would think to be the most serious of crimes, why not just do away with all laws an then there would be no such thing as crime. Steal what you want, lie when you want, cheat when you want, it makes no difference if they are not crimes.

    Note: He also believes it’s not a crime (against the law) to enter the nation illegally.

    Beto seems to have a thinking problem just like most Leftist Liberals.

  11. I thought this guy couldn’t say anything more extreme and just absolutely without morality then he says this. It’s not a woman’s decision to murder a growing life inside her. The father doesn’t get a choice because it’s not his body that’s absolutely bullshit it’s also his child he provided the catalyst for the formation of a human being. The government absolutely has the right to say we’re not going to be complicit in murdering babies so does the father or grandparents. It’s a woman’s body and she has the right to control over who can touch it or look at it so forth, but that human being growing inside her should also get that choice shouldn’t they? I mean by following that same line of reasoning people who can’t respond to questions should just be euthanized because they are an inconvenience and it’s easier to just kill them than take care of them.

    1. This woman agrees with you 100%, William! I’m appalled that there are those who think nothing about ending a baby’s life so casually — nothing!! 🙁

  12. Phoenix and Morte,

    It appears Beta took too many headers while skateboarding or jumping on tables. What rational person eats dirt? On purpose.

    The side that constantly questions the president’s mental health and competence ought to scrutinize itself more closely. Biden? Beta?

    Were he smarter (he’s not) he might have done a Clintonesque spiel on “relative values” like the infamous “What is is?”

    Let’s remember his non-answer the next time he goes on about illegal children.

  13. Lol true Morte. I just don’t understand why they are unable to answer questions like that. Its not as though this is a new topic.

  14. So women who give birth and put it in a trash can or dumpster, we’re ok with it because it’s their choice?

    1. And this is your baseline? That is an insane extreme where those women clearly have other issues and the laws already in place for that scenario are not in question.

      1. She’s correct though Beto said a day before full term of a woman decides for absolutely any reason I don’t want this baby they can murder it and toss it’s remains in the trash like garbage. She might have made too much of a leap but it’s really not too far off from being the reality of the scenario. Honestly I don’t see much of a difference in birthing a baby and tossing it in the trash to die and abortion which you’re tossing it’s murdered corpse into the trash all but the good parts with the stem cells they can sell.

  15. Holy freaking crap.

    I’m starting to believe some Democrats are actually Pro life so they can answer these questions like freaking idiots and shock people into voting for Pro Life policy.

    1. Too much twisted logic in that a scenario and clearly logic is not Beta’s strong suit.

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