Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke said third-trimester abortions should be legal when asked about the procedure at an event in Cleveland.
“Are you for third-trimester abortions or are you gonna protect the lives of third-trimester babies? Because there’s really not a medical necessity for abortion,” a woman asked O’Rourke. “It’s not a medical emergency procedure because typically third-trimester abortions take up to three days to have, so you would in that sense, if there were an emergency, the doctors would just do a C-section and you don’t have to kill the baby in that instance. So are you for or against third-trimester abortions?”
“So the question is about abortion and reproductive rights and my answer to you is that should be a decision the woman makes,” O’Rourke responded, prompting loud applause. “I trust her.”