February 10, 2020

Pete Buttigieg Reiterates Support for Late-Term Abortion

Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg repeated his support for late-term abortion when questioned by the lone conservative host Meghan McCain on the issue.

McCain wanted Buttigieg to elaborate on a comment he made earlier in his campaign that. “there’s a lot of parts of the Bible that talk about how life begins with breath,” a twisted interpretation of a Genesis passage describing how God "breathed into [Adam's] nostrils the breath of life."

“Well, I’m just pointing to the fact that different people will interpret their own moral lights, and for that matter, interpret Scripture differently,” Buttigieg told McCain. “But we live in a country where it is extremely important that no one person [has] to be subjected to some other person’s interpretation of their own religion.”

“...people, even Democrats – and there are a lot of pro-life Democrats in the country – want to know exactly where your line is, because you’ll be the president if you win,” McCain pressed further.

“Right, but my point is that it shouldn’t be up to a government official to draw the line,” Buttigieg responded. “It should be up to the woman who is confronted with the choice.”

“So if a woman wanted to — I don’t know — invoke infanticide after a baby was born, you’d be comfortable with that?” McCain followed up. Buttigieg responded by asking, “does anybody seriously think that’s what these cases are about?”

Buttigieg claimed that “late-term situation” is “by definition” one in which “the woman was expecting to carry the pregnancy to term. Then she gets the most, perhaps, devastating news of her life.”

“I don’t know what to tell them, morally, about what they should do,” he said. “I just know that I trust her and her decision, medically or morally, isn’t going to be any better because the government is commanding her to do it in a certain way.”

Situations in which a family chooses to give up on their child a late stage like this are often due to medical diagnoses of conditions that parents simply don't want to deal with. When parents choose to abort their child due to a medical diagnosis, it is simply a legally sanctioned form of bigotry. People live full lives in spite of genetic conditions such as down syndrome. Children can fight through medical issues to come home with their parents after being born.

These situations might be more difficult both for children and parents, but to write off a life as worthless because of a medical diagnosis is detestable.

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