Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s chances of being the next president grow slimmer every day, but that’s not stopping him from trying to make a dent in the polls. Apparently, he thinks the best way to do that is to come out as radically and forcefully as he can for women’s abortion “rights.” That led him, on Monday, to be caught in a bit of a jam when an audience member at the College of Charleston asked him a pointed question about the value of human life.
“I saw, in March, on Twitter, a video – you were at a town hall just like this in Cleveland, and someone asked you specifically, specifically about third-trimester abortions, and you said that it’s the decision left up to the mother,” the man asked. “So, my question is this. I was born Sept. 8, 1989, and I want to know if you think on Sept. 7, 1989, my life had no value?”
O’Rourke, looking somewhat uncomfortable, replied, “Of course I don’t think that, and of course I’m glad that you’re here.”
Well, let’s be careful with our use of that phrase, “of course,” Beto. Because when it comes to your radical approach to abortion, you certainly can’t claim that it’s a matter of “course” that you respect the value of unborn human life.
He continued: “But you referenced my answer in Ohio, and it remains the same. This is a decision that neither you, nor I, or the United States government, should be making.”
“What about my right?” the man asked.
“I listened to you, I heard your question, and I’m answering,” O’Rourke continued. “And the attack on Roe versus Wade, which we thought was the settled law of the land, and unless we had any illusion that the achievements that we made are protected forever, where the progress is inevitable, that has been shattered right now.”
Well, you should have never believed that Roe v. Wade was “settled” in any way, shape, or form, because it was unconstitutional on its face and has been one of the most controversial Supreme Court decisions in the history of this country. So anyone going around claiming that abortion rights can be found in the Constitution based on that insipid ruling – anyone thinking that we would never revisit this inane ruling – was clearly living in a rose-colored world.
Protecting the lives of those who cannot protect themselves – this is the VERY thing that the U.S. government should be making decisions about. Especially when there are freaks like Beto O’Rourke out there who believe that it’s none of our business if children are being aborted the day before their birth. Sorry, but it is our business. It’s very much our business. It’s evil being done in our name, and that MAKES it our business.