WATCH: Beto O’Rourke Says Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz “Saves Lives”

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 26, 2019   |   10:25AM   |   Washington, DC

Pro-abortion presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke has already been shown on footage defending abortions up to birth and supporting infanticide. Now the Democratic presidential candidate is on record saying the Planned Parenthood abortion business supposedly saves lives.

Never mind that the nation’s biggest abortion company annually kills more than 330,000 unborn babies in abortions. And never mind that Planned Parenthood is responsible for the deaths of women due to botched abortions.

That didn’t stop the former Texas congressman from saying that he believes Planned Parenthood “saves the lives” of women. Here’s more:

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke responded to a question about late-term abortion at a Thursday campaign town hall event by bringing up his belief that Planned Parenthood is “saving the lives” of women.

The question came from a “Planned Parenthood supporter” named Claire who contended that there was “no such thing as abortion up until or after birth” and the only abortions that occur late in pregnancies are for “fetal abnormalities or a serious risk to the woman’s health.”

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“We’ve made it so hard for women to just get any kind of health care at all, including access to a legal, safe abortion,” said the former Texas congressman, before launching into a passionate defense of Planned Parenthood.

And so, no one wants to see people die in the wealthiest and most powerful country on the face of the planet for lack of care, so when I connected back that family planning clinics, Planned Parenthood, to be specific, in Texas is saving the lives of our fellow women and it’s a life-and-death matter in this country. Three times as deadly for women of color in this maternal mortality crisis that we have right now. I think I can find some common ground to ensure that we see the larger picture and our national public shared interest going forward. So I’ll make sure that I respect those with differing points of view, that I’m listening to everybody, that I share what I just shared with you, but never compromise on the fundamental principle that health care also means every woman makes her own decisions about her own life. And that will be the test for us and whoever we nominate to the Supreme Court.

Beto’s numbers on Texas are incorrect, according to Professor Michael New.

“Specifically, between 2011 and 2014, the number of Texas minors who gave birth fell by over 24 percent. During the same period, the number of abortions performed on minor girls in Texas fell by 28 percent. This is the opposite of a public-health crisis,” New has written.