In some shocking statements made in South Carolina last night, Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke doubled down on his support for extreme late-term abortion.
Answering a pointed-question from the crowd on the controversial issue, Beto insisted that it was “a decision for the woman to make,” even if it came down to taking the life of an unborn child just a day before it was welcomed into the world.
“When someone asked you specifically about third-trimester abortions, you said that ‘it was a decision left up to the mother,'” the man said to the Texas Congressman. “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?”
After a moment of nervous laughter, Beto drew his mic in reply.
“Of course I don’t think that,” he said. “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.”
That remark was, as you can imagine, met with rapturous applause. Unfortunately, it has become a staple answer for many of the Democratic nominees who are attempting to appease the radical pro-abortion crowd and garner votes for their insane stance on the issue.
In March, Beto was pressed on his views regarding the abortion of a viable unborn baby in the third trimester of gestation via cesarean section. Again, he trotted out the “woman’s choice” answer.
“Are you going to protect the lives of third-trimester babies? … Are you for or against third-trimester abortions?” a person asked, according to Fox News.
“So, the question is about abortion and reproductive rights. And my answer to you is that that should be a decision that the woman makes about her body. I trust her,” O’Rourke replied, before the dutiful crowd immediately showered him with applause.
The Democrats have come under fire for proposing legislation that would make it legal for mothers to decide to abort the babies shortly before birth.
In January, Virginia House Democrat Kathy Tran proposed a bill that would allow the killing of unborn babies, even if the mother was “dilating” and clearly on her way to giving birth.
“What is happening in our country,” tweeted former UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley in response to Tran’s comments. “This literally makes me sick to my stomach.”