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PoliticsBeto O'Rourke on third-trimester abortion: 'Should be a decision that the woman makes about her body'

18:40  19 march  2019
18:40  19 march  2019 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

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Democratic presidential candidate Beto O ' Rourke on Monday said third - trimester abortions should be legal after he was "So the question is about abortion and reproductive rights and my answer to you is that should be a decision the woman makes ," O ' Rourke responded, prompting loud applause.

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Presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke dodged directly answering a question about late-term abortion during a campaign stop on Monday.

During the event in Cleveland, Ohio, a woman asked O’Rourke whether he supports third-trimester abortions, noting that in those cases the fetus might be viable outside of the womb, and if there were an emergency doctors could just perform a caesarean section.

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Beto O ' Rourke refused to provide a direct answer when asked about the morality of third - trimester abortion during a Monday campaign event. Beto O ’ Rourke speaks with supporters in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, March 15, 2019. (Ben Brewer/Reuters). Beto O ’ Rourke refused to provide a direct

Beto O ` Rourke on Abortion . Trust women to make their own decisions . It should not use its power of the purse to intrude on a woman 's decision whether to carry to term or to terminate her pregnancy and selectively withhold benefits because she seeks to exercise her right of reproductive

O’Rourke answered the question quickly, not addressing the root of the inquiry. He simply said that he supports a woman’s right to the procedure.

"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 told the audience to applause.

O’Rourke, who served as a Democrat in Congress from 2013 to 2019, has a 100 percent voting record from NARAL, a national abortion rights group. While serving, O’Rourke voted in 2017 against the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a bill that passed the House, but not the Senate. The act would ban abortions after 20 weeks.

Late-term abortion recently reemerged in the national dialogue when Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam came under fire from President Trump and others after comments he made regarding state legislation supporting the procedure.

O’Rourke announced his bid for the presidency last week. He joined a crowded field of candidates, including Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and others.

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