WATCH: Beto O’Rourke Refuses to Support Law to Stop Infanticide, Care for Babies Born Alive After Abortions

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Mar 20, 2019   |   2:10PM   |   Washington, DC

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke today refused to support a law that would stop infanticide and require doctors to care for babies who are born alive after failed abortions.

During a campaign stop, a student asked the former Texas congressman:

“I wanted to ask you about a bill that just went to the Senate a few weeks ago. And the bill was that if an abortion was performed on a viable fetus, and the fetus survived, the doctor would then be compelled to give that living baby the same care as any other pregnancy and baby that came out. Would you support this bill?”

The questioner specifically said this bill had nothing to do with limiting abortions.

O’Rourked refuse to support the bill and immediately went to a strong defense of abortion and allowing women to have abortions at any time through pregnancy.

He gave a similar answer to the answer is he’s given on two previous occasions this week where he essentially supported abortions up to birth.

“The way that I would approach your question in this issue generally is the trust women to make their own decisions about their own bodies,” he said about the Senate bill to stop infanticide.

O’Rourke then shifted to maternal health care and other issues unrelated to the question about whether babies who survive abortions deserve appropriate Medical Care and treatment. And then he ended his remarks with a defense of Roe v Wade and legalized abortions for any reasons.

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Not only does O’Rourke have a 100-percent pro-abortion voting record like the other Democrat presidential candidates, he also sponsored a radical pro-abortion bill that would have legalized abortions for basically any reason up to birth.

The so-called “Women’s Health Protection Act” was introduced in Congress in 2017, with dozens of Democrat sponsors, including likely presidential candidates Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Kristen Gillibrand and Bernie Sanders.

Nicknamed the “Abortion Without Limits Until Birth Act” by pro-life groups, the bill would have invalidated nearly all state and federal abortion regulations, including waiting periods, informed consent requirements, bans on late-term abortions and sex-selection abortions and more.

The congressman has also failed to speak out against Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats blocking a request by Republicans to vote on a similar bill to require medical care and treatment for babies who survive abortions. That puts him on record supporting their decision to allow infanticide to continue unprosecuted.

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Here is his lengthy record supporting abortion, courtesy of Texas Right to Life.