The conversation started when former Trump White House Coms Director asked Beto how he feels about a new congressional bill being pushed that would protect abortion access up to fetal viability, about 24 weeks.
O’Rourke said it was simply theoretical and would probably not pass before adding, “But what is not theoretical and what is happening the state of Texas is a total abortion ban, that so-called trigger law, that goes into effect in Texas 30 days after this decision is finally rendered, we think sometime this summer,” O’Rourke said. “That will mean that no one in the state of Texas beginning at conception will be able to make her own decisions about her own body or her own future.”
The former Texas Congressman continued, “This is not about life, if it were about life, the governor would do something about our foster care system in Texas.”
Griffin then interjected, “I do want to press further. Because you’re a progressive hero, there’s so many people around the country who admire you and your leadership.”
However, it was at that point where she asked the pointed question, “Do you believe in any limitations on abortion, whether it’s the third trimester or up even until the final months, 9 months?”
Beto O’Rourke quickly responded, saying “I think Roe v. Wade, which we should remind ourselves is still the law of the land today, is the reference point that I would look to and the way I think I can best express this is that I trust women. We should all trust women to make their own decisions that are in their best interest for themselves and their healthcare and for their future. That’s the way it’s been literally my entire life, I’m 49-year-old, will be 50 this year, but that’s the way it should be going forward.”
That sounds like a real non-answer if we have ever heard one. Trusting women is great and all, but is it really that hard to say you wouldn’t try and scramble a baby that’s just days from birth? How late do you think Beto wants abortions to happen?