Faltering 2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke, a former congressman from Texas, told a man that his own mother had the right to abort him all the way up until birth.
O’Rourke was fielding questions during a speaking engagement at the College of Charleston on Monday when he made the somewhat startling declaration.
A man in the audience asked the far-Left Democrat about third-trimester abortions — something Beto has previously said “should be a decision that the woman makes about her body” because “I trust her.”
The man phrased his question rather interestingly.
This set up O’Rourke for a difficult response that he ultimately flopped on.
“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,” the man queried.
“Of course I don’t think that,” O’Rourke said — before adding a “but” and a follow-up on why the man’s life holds no value.
“This is a decision that neither you, nor I, nor the United States government should be making,” he added. “That’s a decision for the woman to make.”
Chillingly, the crowd in attendance erupted in cheers at the notion that human beings should be allowed to terminate the lives of the unborn right up until the date of birth for no specific reason.
Believe it or not, this isn’t the most extreme anti-life stance held in the modern-day Democrat Party.
Numerous presidential candidates have voted “no” on the record about the prospect of providing medical attention to babies who survive abortion — essentially leaving them to die.
“Just a few years ago, the abortion lobby was really clear in its talk about hoping abortion would be … safe, legal, and rare,” said Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), who introduced the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.
“Now we’re talking about keeping the baby comfortable while the doctors have a debate about infanticide.”
Sasse was referring to Democrat Gov. Ralph Northam’s description of abortion laws in the state of Virginia.
Aside from O’Rourke’s extreme views, other Democrats and liberals, including presidential candidates, have offered up some mind-numbing pro-abortion stances.
Julian Castro, during a Democratic presidential debate, said he believes biological males should have the same right to an abortion as women.
Men should have the right to an abortion. Men.
And a co-host of “The View,” Joy Behar, suggested that “white guys” who support pro-life platforms should be forced to get sterilized.
Alabama State Rep. John Rogers (D) on abortion: “Some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now or you kill them later. You bring them in the world unwanted, unloved, you send them to the electric chair. So, you kill them now or you kill them later” pic.twitter.com/dxPg6X759h
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) May 1, 2019
One Alabama Democrat defended the act of abortion, saying you can either “kill them now or you kill them later.” He would later add that women should be allowed to abort “retarded” babies.
From top to bottom, liberals — members of the self-proclaimed “party of science” — want to grant people the right to end a life right up until the moment of birth.
They want no restrictions, no reasons necessary. They justify it by pretending the life inside the womb holds no value — just as Beto O’Rourke admitted.
This piece originally appeared in The Political Insider and is used by permission.
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