Pete Buttigieg believes “defenseless” human beings who are convicted of crimes should not be subjected to the death penalty.
The pro-abortion presidential candidate told The Hill that it is morally wrong to put suspected terrorists like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to death.
Breitbart reports Mohammed is accused of organizing the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on America. He faces charges for allegedly murdering 2,976 people. His trial before a military tribunal is scheduled for January.
“There are people who may deserve to die. I just don’t know anybody who deserves to kill them,” Buttigieg said.
A self-proclaimed Christian, the South Bend, Indiana mayor said he believes killing “defenseless” human beings is wrong.
“I do believe that the moral consequence of killing somebody who is defenseless for any reason goes against certainly what I’ve been taught about the way we’re supposed to treat human life,” he said.
Buttigieg does not sincerely believe that, though, because he also supports abortion on demand.
In May, when asked about abortions in the third trimester, Buttigieg said he thinks they should be legal.
“The bottom line is, as horrible as that choice is, that woman, that family, may seek spiritual guidance, they may seek medical guidance, but that decision isn’t going to be made any better, medically or morally, because the government is dictating how that decision should be made,” he said.
He also told Fox News’ Chris Wallace, “I trust women to draw the line.”
But without limits, unborn babies can be put to death for any reason, at any time in their mothers’ wombs in some states. They can be aborted simply because they have Down syndrome or a cleft lip, because they are a girl instead of a boy, or because their parents just don’t want a baby.
Unborn babies are human beings, too, and they are the most defenseless and vulnerable of all Americans today. Every year, about 900,000 are aborted, nearly all for purely elective reasons. Their lives also deserve to be protected.
His comments come on the heels of claiming that unborn babies can be aborted up until they draw their first breath, saying parts of the Bible mention “how life begins with breath.”