Democratic presidential candidate Robert “Beto” O’Rourke on Monday appeared to endorse third-trimester abortions during a campaign event in Ohio. Asked “Are you for third-trimester abortions?” by an attendee framing it as “after fetal viability,” O’Rourke responded: “The question is about abortion and reproductive rights, and my answer to you is that should be a decision the woman makes. I trust her.” Despite polls consistently showing that nearly 80 percent of Americans oppose late-term abortion after 28 weeks of pregnancy, Beto was met with a round of applause for fitting so nicely into the Left’s cookie-cutter stance of abortion on demand, anytime, anywhere. For the Left, abortion at any time and infanticide are all the rage.
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White House hopeful Beto O’Rourke seemingly endorsed the practice of third-trimester abortions at a campaign event in Ohio on Monday, less than a month after Senate Democrats blocked a bill that would have required doctors to provide medical care to newborns amid a swirling infanticide controversy in Virginia.
The third trimester extends from the 28th week of pregnancy up until birth, and polls consistently show that nearly 80 percent of Americans oppose such late abortions.
“Are you for third-trimester abortions?” an attendee of the campaign event in Cleveland asked O’Rourke, before describing the medical alternatives to such a procedure and disputing the medical necessity of late-term abortions. “Are you going to protect the lives of third-trimester babies? … Are you for or against third-trimester abortions?”