Pete Buttigieg does not want pro-life Christians to “impose” their religious beliefs on others when it comes to protecting the unborn, but he would push his own pro-abortion beliefs on Americans if elected president.
The pro-abortion Democrat and South Bend, Indiana mayor recently spoke to an Orange City, Iowa crowd about why he, a self-described Christian, supports abortion on demand, according to the Washington Examiner.
Buttigieg reportedly touted his faith while talking about welcoming immigrants and refugees, expanding food stamps, and helping the poor, referring to various scripture references to support his position.
When asked about abortion, however, he defended the so-called “freedom” to abort an unborn baby for any reason up to birth.
According to the report:
Buttigieg responded by pointing to biblical passages that suggest life doesn’t begin until birth. His argument was that the Bible is ambiguous on the morality of abortion. It’s a clever argument, but it doesn’t really hold water in conservative, Christian places such as Orange City.
“My understanding of my faith should never be imposed on anyone else,” Buttigieg said. This contradicts all the times Buttigieg uses his faith to call for other laws, including minimum wage hikes and gun control. Buttigieg is willing to restrict the right to bear arms because his faith compels him to pursue a “world with no weapons.” So, clearly, he is willing to impose his understanding of his faith on the rest of the country in some cases.
Buttigieg repeatedly has insisted that he can be a Christian and support abortion on demand. Speaking with Rolling Stone in November, he tried to justify his stance by claiming the Bible is “inconsistent” on the issue and it associates “the beginning of life with breath.”
Interestingly, abortionist and convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell used a very similar biblical argument to defend infanticide in 2015.
Buttigieg is no moderate on abortion. As mayor of South Bend, he tried to stop a pregnancy resource center from opening down the street from an abortion facility. Then, in August, he celebrated when an abortion chain that amassed dozens of health and safety violations opened a new location there.
He also would force taxpayers to fund abortions by working to end the Hyde Amendment.
When asked about aborting unborn babies in the third trimester, Buttigieg said he thinks it should be legal and unrestricted. He told Fox News’ Chris Wallace, “I trust women to draw the line.”
Recently, he also said he would deregulate dangerous abortion drugs and allow them to be sold over the counter.