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

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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.).

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Charles
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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.

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

Paul Delfornia
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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 !!

Phoenix
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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.

Bonnie Keever
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His mother should of aborted him no hahahahaha excuse for that

John
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John

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.

Screwtape
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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… Read more »

Richard
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Richard

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

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