Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke was caught on video refusing to support legislation that would protect babies who survive abortions, saying he trusts “women to make their own decisions about their own bodies.” The question in reference to the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act: “Would you support this bill that does not in any way limit abortion. It simply seeks to keep babies alive that have been born alive?” The legislation would simply require that the same effort be made to save the baby’s life as would be made to save any other life. For Beto, that’s apparently a bridge too far when your priority is “women’s own bodies”… despite that the legislation has absolutely nothing to do with the mother’s body.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke refused to voice support on Wednesday for a law that would protect babies who are born alive after surviving an abortion.
O’Rourke, who made the remarks in response to a question from a student at Plymouth State University, refused to signal support for the bill and instead deflected to saying that he trusts “women to make their own decisions about their own bodies.”
“Thank you for being here,” the student began. “You gave me a good excuse to be out of school. I wanted to ask you about a recent bill that just went through the Senate about two weeks ago and the bill was that if an abortion was performed on a viable fetus and the fetus survived the abortion the doctor would then be compelled to give that living baby the same care as any other pregnancy baby that came out and put that baby through the care.”