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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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Asked about third - trimester abortions on Monday, Beto O ' Rourke replied, 'That should be a decision that the woman makes about her own body . Only 12 percent of American women support keeping third - trimester abortions legal, according to the latest Gallup polling.

Here’s Beto O ’ Rourke at a campaign event in Cleveland responding to a question about third - trimester abortions : “That should be a decision that the woman makes . Third - trimester abortions usually occur because of extreme health circumstances, such as when the mother’s life is

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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. “The question is about abortion and reproductive rights and my answer to you is that should be a decision that the woman makes .

Beto O ’ Rourke on Third - Trimester Abortions : Should be Decision the Woman Makes . 9,483. AP/Getty Images. BETO O ’ ROURKE : So, the question is about abortion or reproductive rights, and my answer to you is that should be a decision that the woman makes .

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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