The vast majority of students interviewed recently at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., said there should be no restrictions on abortions because, as one student put it, “if we restrict it, they’re gonna do it anyway.”
Students offered their answers to Campus Reform reporter Eduardo Neret, who visited the college campus ahead of the pro-life March for Life event, which will be attended Friday by President Donald Trump — making him the first sitting commander-in-chief to appear at the rally in-person.
Common among their responses to Neret was the all-too-frequent refrain from those on the left who support access to abortion: it’s a woman’s body, so she alone can make the decision about the life inside her womb.
Neret asked the students if there should be a point at which abortion is no longer an option, such as in the third trimester.
“If someone doesn’t want a child or doesn’t want to go through with a pregnancy,” one student replied, “they should be able to opt-out.”
Another responded by saying there are some would-be mothers who just “don’t have the opportunity” to get an abortion during their first two trimesters, so the procedure needs to be legal all the way up until birth.
There were a handful of students, it should be noted, who said they don’t support abortion in the third trimester, though they made certain to say they are still “pro-choice.”
Several respondents agreed abortion should be taxpayer-funded, which would require the abolition of the Hyde amendment, a legislative provision barring the use of federal monies to pay for abortions.
The students told Neret abortion access must be a “health service.”
“[Abortion] should be considered a health service that everyone should have the right to,” said one student.
However, when asked by Neret whether they think the unborn child is, indeed, a human life, many of the students were stumped. One even said it’s “complicated” and admitted she goes “back and forth” on the question. Another flat-out said, “I don’t know.”
There were two students convinced an unborn child is not a human being: “Because it’s not yet. It’s just not.”