If you’re wondering where the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates stand on late-term abortion, Politico and Vox have done you a solid and compiled quite the collection of policy positions. I’m servin’ it up to ya, with a little help from The Daily Wire.
Some candidates haven’t specified their thoughts on the issue, but many have.
So as for crushing a baby’s head and ripping off his or her limbs near the time of birth, here’s where we are.
Michael believes abortion should be “in the hands of women and their families.”
Health care decisions should be in the hands of women and their families. Period. https://t.co/w1o0Z1CW5K
— Michael Bennet (@MichaelBennet) May 15, 2019
He thinks abortion is between a woman and her (male?) doctor. And he’s against fetal heartbeat bills.
Republicans in AL, FL, GA, and OH are ushering in laws that clearly violate Roe v Wade and they should be declared unconstitutional. Roe v Wade is settled law and should not be overturned. This choice should remain between a woman and her doctor.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) May 15, 2019
Bill de Blasio:
In January, Bill applauded New York’s murder law, which allows for the killing of a baby seconds before it’s born.
46 years after #RoevWade, misogynistic forces at every level of government continue an oppressive attack on a woman’s right to choose. I applaud the Governor and all of our leaders in the Senate and Assembly for reminding our country that New York will always stand with women. https://t.co/k41GWzZRlN
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) January 23, 2019
He expressed his support for Roe v. Wade at a town hall, and he voted No on a bill to provide medical care to infants born alive in a failed abortion attempt. So he wants those living, breathing babies to die.
Steve doesn’t want any limits on abortion.
SHOCKING: Democrat Steve Bullock supports unlimited abortion, even until the moment a baby is born. Horrific.
Does ANY 2020 Democrat NOT support abortion until birth? pic.twitter.com/prMpcKFOVW
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) May 18, 2019
He’s mum on any abortion restrictions. When the idea of a baby being murdered seconds before it’s born was brought up, he seemed okay with it. “I trust women”:
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) May 19, 2019
Julian wants to “protect a woman’s right to make her own decisions…” And he sees abortion as an issue of economics.
"We can protect a woman’s right to make her own decisions about her body because for women, access to reproductive healthcare is an economic issue." #Julian2020
— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) January 12, 2019
He’s stated explicit support for late-term abortion, at least with regard to “healthcare” for the mother:
“I support abortions later in the pregnancies, which I think is the right term when it is an issue of the woman’s health, when the mother has a significant healthcare issue.”
Like Cory Booker, Kirsten voted for babies to die of neglect when they’re born in a failed abortion.
Last week, she told Georgians it’s anti-Christian to be anti-abortion (here).
And there’s this:
Today in Georgia, I vowed that as president, I will guarantee access to safe and legal abortion, no matter where you live.
✓Prevent insurance bans on abortion coverage
✓Protect health center funding
✓Block state restrictions https://t.co/FbAIukVSd2
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) May 16, 2019
I am sick and tired of Republican politicians restricting women’s access to reproductive health care, especially abortion. We have got to build a coalition of Americans who will fight to ensure women get the care they need.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) April 14, 2019
“I think that the Supreme Court has already drawn that line and that in this country, women are allowed that final decision of those issues that most directly affect their health care.”
As for late-term abortion, his position is unclear.
But he did say this:
In Washington, we have protected and expanded reproductive freedom. Women across the country deserve the same. We can’t stand by while Republicans try to turn back the clock on women’s health. #WomensRightsAreHumanRights
— Jay Inslee (@JayInslee) May 15, 2019
Like Cory, Kirsten, and Kamala, Amy voted for living, breathing babies to die when born during a failed abortion.
“I believe in Roe v. Wade, and those rights that we have there, those are the rights of our country. Of course, there are limits there in the third trimester that are very important about, except for the health of the woman, there are some limits there. I think overall what we want to do is make sure that women have the rights, right, to make their own decision.”
“I trust women to make their own decisions when it comes to their health. Period.”
We know at least this much:
We are currently in the midst of the most aggressive attack on women's rights in decades.
If elected, I'm committed to only nominating judges who would uphold Roe v. Wade. I'm calling on all Democratic candidates to do the same. https://t.co/SYfx8ddRjf
— Seth Moulton (@sethmoulton) May 15, 2019
The white privileged millionaire (here) who both inherited millions and married into hundreds of millions — who’s stunningly vowed to fight against white privileged millionaires (here) — favors murdering babies seconds before birth:
Democrat Beto O'Rourke says he supports third term abortions, which includes abortion all the way up until the moment of birth
A Gallup poll from last year found that only 13% of Americans support third term abortions pic.twitter.com/moioY8glKo
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 18, 2019
And here’s what he thinks about saving the lives of babies who are born in failed abortions:
Democrat Beto O'Rourke says he would have voted against a GOP Senate bill that would have required doctors to provide medical care to babies who are born alive following an abortion. pic.twitter.com/IRpwcpuh6n
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 20, 2019
According to Vox, he “went into Congress pro-life…[but] he changed his mind when he met women who were in difficult circumstances and announced his switch to pro-choice in 2015. Ryan has said he supports backing judges that uphold Roe v. Wade.”
Tim wants the government out of the doctor’s office:
A doctor's office is for a woman, her family, and her physician—not the government. Full stop. This is one of the most restrictive reproductive rights bills in the country and is a threat to the health & safety of Ohio women & their families. #StopTheBans https://t.co/TeIJ2VaJMS
— Tim Ryan (@TimRyan) April 10, 2019
Bernie wants born babies to die in cases of a failed abortion — like Cory, Kirsten, Kamala, Amy Klobuchar, and would-be Beto. In February, he voted accordingly.
Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders refuses to say that he supports any restrictions on abortionpic.twitter.com/zKYUBJNrs7
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) May 19, 2019
Unclear. But there’s this, about pro-abortion group The Yellowhammer Fund:
Not helpful ▶️ cursing “Alabama”
Helpful ▶️ giving to @yellowfund
Progress is not divine. It’s design. Have a plan, move your feet, act.
— Eric Swalwell (@ericswalwell) May 16, 2019
A reported by CNBC, an aide said she’s “committed to protecting a woman’s right to choose and believes that politicians shouldn’t interfere in choices that are between a woman and her doctor.”
Also, like Bernie, Cory, Kamala, Kirsten, Amy, and if-he’d-only-beaten-Ted-Cruz Beto, Pocahontas cast her ballot to kill born babies with neglect (or something more active) in the event of failed abortions.
“Other than the injunction against sex with children, which is universal and I think we all agree with, except for that one, I do not believe the government should be telling people to do with their bodies, what they must do or what they must not do.”
He doesn’t believe men should get a vote:
I personally don’t think male legislators should be weighing in on women’s reproductive rights and freedoms. It should be up to women. I’m happy to let women decide for themselves.
— Andrew Yang (@AndrewYang) May 15, 2019
A quick aside: Andrew’s also ready to “rain down death” on our enemies abroad (here).
As for raining down death on babies who’ve just been born — or are seconds from it — there’s your valuable info on 2020’s determined Democrats. If you’re pro-life and thinking of running for a blue seat of power, a lot of Dems in leadership don’t want you (here).
For a bit of political and cultural perspective, here’s Democratic President Jimmy Carter (1977-1981) on abortion:
“I think abortion is wrong. I don’t think the Government ought to do anything to encourage abortion, but I don’t favor a constitutional amendment on the subject. But short of a constitutional amendment, and within the confines of a Supreme Court ruling, I will do everything I can to minimize the need for abortions with better sex education, family planning, with better adoptive procedures. I personally don’t believe that the Federal Government ought to finance abortions, but I draw the line and don’t support a constitutional amendment. I honor the right of people to seek a constitutional amendment on abortion, but I won’t actively work for its passage.”
The party sure has changed in recent years. As I said recently, this ain’t Billy Graham’s Democrats.
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