Pro-Abortion Senator Amy Klobuchar Drops Out of Democrat Presidential Race

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Mar 2, 2020   |   2:53PM   |   Washington, DC

Amy Klobuchar, the pro-abortion Minnesota senator, has ended her presidential campaign just weeks after finishing in third in the New Hampshire primary — a result that brought her up into the middle of the pack from the bottom tier.

Just one day after pro-abortion mayor Pete Buttigieg ended his presidential bid, Klobuchar is stepping out of the race as well. Her decision comes one day before Super Tuesday and many observers believe the two are exiting the race to allow their supporters to support Joe Biden over socialist Bernie Sanders tomorrow. With Biden resurrecting his campaign thanks to a victory in South Carolina, he is seen by many Democrats as the supposedly less extreme alternative to Sanders despite his support for abortion on demand, advancing age, and history of gaffes and groping women.

Klobuchar was also saddled with accusations that she created a poor workplace environment for her staff and she had a hard time over coming the fact that she is not as well known as Sanders, Biden and Mike Bloomberg, who has bought his way into relevancy.

UPDATE: Klobuchar will be endorsing Biden. “The Minnesota lawmaker is expected to fly to Dallas on Monday evening to join Biden at a rally — a day before 14 states go to the polls on Super Tuesday, the Associated Press reported,” the Associated Press reported.

On abortion, Klobuchar does not think late-term, pain-capable unborn babies deserve protection under the law. She opposes the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks when strong scientific evidence indicates unborn babies can feel pain.

Klobuchar, a Minnesota senator, did not vote on the bill last week in the U.S. Senate because she was campaigning, but “I would have voted with the Democrats,” she told Fox.

Despite strong public support for the legislation, Democrats blocked it from passing the Senate. Republicans do not have 60 votes in the chamber to overcome Democrats’ filibuster. The vote came after the White House indicated President Donald Trump would sign the bill into law.

Klobuchar said if she defeated Trump, she would work to ensure late-term abortions remain legal even if Roe v. Wade is overturned.

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“I am strongly pro-choice, I always have been,” she said. “I would work with Congress to actually try to codify Roe v. Wade into law.”

When host Martha MacCallum asked her when life begins, Klobuchar refused to say.

“I follow Roe v. Wade,” she replied, “and what Roe v. Wade allows for is the protection of a woman’s decision to make a decision about her own life, and of course by the third trimester there is some limits on that.”

MacCallum responded by pointing out that American abortion laws are radical compared to most other countries, the U.S. being one of only seven countries that allows elective abortions after 20 weeks.

Klobuchar replied by defending late-term abortions again, saying, “I think the vast majority of Americans support Roe v. Wade.”

Actually, most Americans do not support Roe when they understand its full extent. Klobuchar’s views on abortion are radical and out of touch with most Americans. Her pro-abortion voting record includes opposing a bill to protect newborns from infanticide.

In December, she told Cosmopolitan that she would work to make abortion on demand an “American right” if elected president. She also would force taxpayers to fund the billion-dollar abortion industry.

In contrast, most Americans support strong limits on abortion and oppose taxpayer-funded abortions. Two recent polls show strong public opposition to abortion on demand.

A June Gallup poll also found that 60 percent of Americans want all (21%) or almost all (39%) abortions made illegal. In contrast, 38 percent said they want all (25%) or almost all (13%) abortions legal. Similarly, a Harvard CAPS/Harris poll found that just 6% of Americans said abortions should be allowed “up until the birth of the child.”

When it comes to Klobuchar, the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List noted that she is definitely no moderate when it comes to killing babies in abortions.

“Make no mistake: Klobuchar is still extreme & out-of-touch on abortion, consistently voting in favor of taxpayer funding of abortions, late-term abortions, and even against legislation that would protect babies born alive after failed abortions,” it said.

As the leading pro-life group in her home state notes: “Amy Klobuchar has put together an extreme and uncompromising record on abortion during her 12 years in the U.S. Senate, according to Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL), the state’s largest pro-life organization.”

Klobuchar has never voted for a pro-life bill or for a restriction on abortion, no matter how modest, earning a zero percent pro-life voting record (zero pro-life votes out of 36 chances), according to National Right to Life. Klobuchar voted for taxpayer funding of elective abortions and taxpayer funding of the abortion industry. She voted to fund groups overseas that perform or promote abortions. And she voted against protection for unborn children after 20 weeks (and thus in favor of abortion in the sixth month and later), when unborn children can feel pain as they are dismembered and killed through abortion.

Klobuchar also co-sponsored sweeping legislation that would have invalidated nearly all limits on abortion, at any stage of pregnancy.

“Sen. Klobuchar has cultivated an image that has made her popular among many Minnesotans,” says MCCL Executive Director Scott Fischbach. “But her views on abortion and unborn children are decidedly out-of-step with the views of most Minnesotans and most Americans.”

“Voters should know that Amy Klobuchar takes a no-limits approach to the killing of unborn children,” concludes Fischbach. “Both babies and their mothers deserve better than this.”

Last May, Klobuchar made her pro-abortion views clear, saying she supports abortions up to birth. In response to a question about that and infanticide she didn’t bat an eyelash in saying that she supports and unlimited right for women to have an abortion.