Well, so much for running as a moderate.
Mayor Pete Buttigieg began his campaign seeming to court the moderate Democratic vote. Many on the right were even excited about the possibility of having actual, thoughtful debate on key issues by someone who seemed to be a reasonable human being and not a leftwing extremist.
Welp, it looks like Mayor Pete’s campaign has taken a hard-left turn.
Last night, Buttigieg expressed his support for late-term abortion (past 20 weeks) during a Fox News townhall in Claremont, New Hampshire.
The 37-year old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who has managed to steal the wind from Beto O’Rourke’s sails, has been openly critical of the faith of both Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald Trump.
While he has been playing the “holier than thou” card, it seems his views don’t exactly mesh with mainstream Christianity as exhibited by his extreme views on abortion.
The South Bend, Indiana mayor allowed that women who are six, seven or eight months into their pregnancies have ‘perhaps chosen a name’ or ‘purchased a crib.’
But Fox News Channel moderator Chris Wallace found no flexibility in his pro-choice stand.
‘As horrible as that choice is,’ Buttigieg said, ‘that woman – that family may seek spiritual guidance, they may seek medical guidance – but that decision’s not going to be made any better medically or morally because the government is dictating how that decision should be made.’…
…He framed the late-term abortion question in terms of women who ‘get the most devastating medical news of their lifetimes, something about the health or the life of the mother that forces them to make an impossible, unthinkable choice.’
The pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute has conducted a study of those that seek an abortion after 20 weeks. There are five basic categories that women fall into when seeking a third trimester abortion, “Most women seeking later abortion fit at least one of five profiles: They were raising children alone, were depressed or using illicit substances, were in conflict with a male partner or experiencing domestic violence, had trouble deciding and then had access problems, or were young and nulliparous.”
“The most devastating news” regarding the life or health of the mother or child doesn’t seem to come up in the Guttmacher study.
But good ol’ Alfred E. Newman isn’t going to let the facts get in the way of the narrative:
The vast majority of Americans are uncomfortable with late-term abortion, even those that claim that they are pro-choice. Only around 10% of Americans support late-term abortion.
Pro-life advocates have seen late-term abortions as a largely rhetorical firewall in public debates – an extreme that renders more common examples less comfortable.
Some in pro-choice circles, however, have begun to push the envelope, including Democrats in New York and Virginia this year.
The United States is one of just seven countries that permit elective abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Funny that pro-abortionists are complaining that the “late-term abortion” argument is a weak one because it “only represents 1% of abortions” in the United States. Don’t they use the rape and incest argument to oppose restrictions on abortion? According to our helpful friends over at Guttmacher, a 2004 survey (the most recent one they posted) revealed that in their survey of 1160 women, only one sought an abortion due to rape, and “<0.5” became pregnant due to incest. Now, I’m not so strong in math, but if I’m correct, that means that is approximately 0.00086%, or about 549 women per year (if we use the number of abortions performed in 2015) sought an abortion because of rape. That seems like a smaller number than the 6,000 babies killed after 20 weeks. But as we have seen with the economy, the left isn’t great with math either. That must be why they’re trying to court the vote of 10% of Americans that are already on their side.
Most Americans, even the pro-choice ones, want some sort of limit on abortion.
When Wallace asked if Buttigieg would support laws that placed ‘any limit’ on women’s access to abortion, Buttigieg dismissed the suggestion that government should decide what’s acceptable.
‘I trust women to draw the line,’ he said, earning thunderous applause.
He also said young Americans should have better sex-education and greater access to birth control, with the goal of ‘preventing many of the unwanted pregnancies from happening in the first place.’
Source: Daily Mail
Mayor Pete thinks it’s totes kewl to allow a woman to decide what to do with her child. Interesting. What about a desperate caregiver that has a severely disabled child and kills them out of “mercy”? Is that ok? How about Andrea Yates who drowned her 5 children ? Really, what is the difference? Thanks to advancements in medical technology, the age of viability outside of the womb is getting lower and lower.
Mayor Pete is recycling the same tired anti-life arguments under the guise of “women’s rights” in order to appease an ill-informed electorate.
Life begins at conception — the moment a new human being is formed. Mayor Pete must have missed the pro-life verses in the Bible.
Jeremiah 1:4-5 Now the word of the LORD came to me, saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
Psalms 22:9-10 Yet you are he who took me from the womb; you made me trust you at my mother’s breasts. On you was I cast from my birth, and from my mother’s womb you have been my God.
Rhodes Scholar he may be, but it looks like Mayor Pete needs to brush up on his Biblical literacy.
Mayor Pete is pushing a radical abortion agenda that isn’t even popular with his base. If he ends up winning the primary, he’d be running against the most pro-life administration that the United States has ever seen.
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