Pete Buttigieg Slams Pro-Lifers: They “Ignore Science” and Just Want to “Punish Women”

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Dec 4, 2019   |   3:41PM   |   Washington, DC

Pro-abortion Democrat presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg blasted pro-life laws during a campaign swing in Alabama this week. He attacked the pro-life legislators behind a law the state legislature approved this year that would protect women and unborn children from abortion.

In May, Gov. Kay Ivey signed a bill that bans abortion in Alabama. But, during a roundtable discussion with abortion activists and Democrat voters, Buttigieg went after the pro-life lawmakers behind the bill, falsely claiming they “ignore science” and just want to “punish women.”

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Buttigieg criticized the law, saying the legislature was “ignoring science, criminalizing abortion, and punishing women.” The mayor said as president he would prevent “state-level” interference with abortion access and work to abolish the Hyde Amendment, which prevents the use of medical fund to pay for abortions. At a Fox News event around the time of the Alabama ban, Buttigieg said “I trust women to draw the line” on abortion, a line he repeated on Monday.

The law in question clearly doesn’t ignore science since human life clearly begins at conception and a developing baby in the womb is just that, a baby. In fact a study by scientists earlier this year proves human life begins at conception.

To quote just one authoritative human embryology textbook:  “Human development begins at fertilisation when a sperm unites with an oocyte [ovum] to form a single cell zygote. This highly specialised, totipotent cell marks the beginning of each of us as a unique individual.” (Moore, K.L., Persaud, T.V.N. & Torchia, M.G. (2015). The developing human: clinically oriented embryology (10th ed.).

The Alabama abortion ban also does not punish women. The law in question only punishes abortionists who violate the statute by killing unborn children in abortions.

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Moreover, the Alabama abortion ban was sponsored by a woman and was signed into law by another woman. State Representative Terri Collins, a woman, helped sponsor the bill. Governor Kay Ivey, also a woman, signed the bill into law. In a statement, Gov. Ivey prioritized not only the protection of life, but also the enhancement of life.

She urged members to find the “best ways possible to foster a better Alabama in all regards, from education to public safety,” exposing the lie that pro-lifers only care about the unborn. “We must give every person the best chance for a quality life and a promising future.”

And the citizens of Alabama, including women, are pro-life on abortion. According to Pew Research Center data from 2014, 58 percent of Alabama adults wanted abortion illegal in all or most cases. Forty-nine percent of those were men – and 51 percent were women.

Meanwhile, in 2018, Alabama voters — men and women — approved a statewide amendment saying unborn babies have a right to life. Voters said yes by a 60-40 margin. The vote came despite the Planned Parenthood abortion business spending $1.5 million to defeat it.

Pete Buttigieg can support abortion if he thinks killing babies is a good thing, but he’s not entitled to make up his own facts. The truth is his pro-abortion position is at odds with science, and women.