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Beto O’Rourke, This Is What a Third-Trimester Abortion Is
Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2019 | Katie Yoder

Posted on 08/29/2019 5:18:38 AM PDT by Kaslin

Beto O’Rourke recently argued that, while unborn life has value, abortion is still a “decision for the woman.” It’s also a decision that becomes increasingly difficult to defend when described in detail – something the media rarely do.

On August 26, the Democratic presidential candidate expressed his support for abortion – even up until the day before birth. O’Rourke made his comments during a town hall Q&A held at the College of Charleston in South Carolina.

The first question that evening came from a 29-year-old man who was curious about the former Texas representative’s abortion stance.

“Someone asked you specifically about third-trimester abortions, and you said that’s a decision left up to the mother,” he said, remembering O’Rourke’s past comments during a Cleveland event in March. He wanted to know if O’Rourke still agreed with that.

“I was born September 8, 1989, and I want to know if you think on September 7, 1989, my life had no value,” he told O’Rourke.

The Democrat politician responded, “Of course I don’t think that. And of course I’m glad that you’re here.” But, he added, his answer on abortion “remains the same .”

“This is a decision that neither you, nor I, nor the United States government should be making. That’s a decision for the woman to make,” O’Rourke said to the crowd’s delight. “We want her to have the best possible access to care and to a medical provider.”

After warning his audience about threats to abortion and Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court case that legalized abortion in the U.S., O’Rourke concluded that “I don’t question the decisions that a woman makes.” “Only she knows what she knows, and I want to trust her with that,” he added.

But the pro-life movement doesn’t challenge abortion because it distrusts women. It challenges abortion to protect women – and all human life – from the moment of conception.

O’Rourke’s comments mirror many in the media who attack any restrictions or limits on abortion. But abortion, and how it works, is difficult to defend when looked at in detail.

In 2016, Dr. Anthony Levatino, an obstetrician-gynecologist who has performed more than 1,200 abortions, examined the different procedures with pro-life group Live Action.

During a third trimester induced abortion, which is “performed 25 weeks to term,” the unborn baby is “almost fully developed and viable” or “could survive outside the womb if the mother were to go into labor prematurely,” he said. He’s right – as The New York Times reported in 2015, studies show that babies can survive at 22 weeks.

An abortionist “uses a large needle to inject a drug called digoxin” that “will cause fatal cardiac arrest,” Levatino said. The needle travels “through the woman’s abdomen or through her vagina and into the baby, targeting either the head, torso, or heart.” The baby’s life ends.

Next, the abortionist “inserts multiple sticks of seaweed called laminaria into the woman’s cervix” which will “slowly open up the cervix for delivery of a stillborn baby.” A couple days later, the abortionist “replaces the laminaria and may perform a second ultrasound to ensure the baby is dead.”

The mother “may be advised to deliver her baby into a bathroom toilet,” he said. But “if she can make it to the clinic, she will do so during her severest contractions.” He concluded, “if the baby does not come out whole,” then the abortionist “uses clamps and forceps to dismember the baby piece by piece.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: abortion; beto; bobblehead; latetermabortion; prolife; sweetbabies
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1 posted on 08/29/2019 5:18:38 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Coleus; nickcarraway; narses; Mr. Silverback; Canticle_of_Deborah; TenthAmendmentChampion; ...
Personhood begins at conception—NOT birth.
Birth is one day in the life of a person who is already nine months old.

Pro-Life PING

Please FreepMail me if you want on or off my Pro-Life Ping List.

2 posted on 08/29/2019 5:41:10 AM PDT by cpforlife.org (Abortion is the Choice of Satan, the father of lies and a MURDERER from the beginning.)
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To: Kaslin

I agree, that is an accurate description of Beto.


3 posted on 08/29/2019 5:48:15 AM PDT by chris37 (Monday, March 25 2019 is Maga Day!)
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To: Kaslin

Yeah... (sigh) and then the dumb little twit that just relished all of the ghastly, gory, gruesome, grotesqueness of killing her baby armed only with her inability to understand how she ended up pregnant in the first place is now ready to go back and do it all over again. After all, it is her choice, isn’t it?

Meanwhile, Satan laughing spreads his wings!


4 posted on 08/29/2019 5:57:20 AM PDT by Home-of-the-lazy-dog ("Leftists will stand before you and cut off their own head just to prove that they'll do it!")
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To: Home-of-the-lazy-dog

With all the Sex Ed our K-12 are taught, and you don’t know how a child is conceived sounds like you were not listening. I knew the basic in 6th grade and that was when it was basic info and sexes were taught at different times.


5 posted on 08/29/2019 6:03:04 AM PDT by GailA (Intractable Pain, a Subset of Chronic pain Last a Life TIME at Level 10.)
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To: GailA

but there were only 2 genders then, now it is way more complicated and tricky...

people today just don’t know and need immediate solutions...


6 posted on 08/29/2019 6:07:37 AM PDT by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: Kaslin

This fool just can’t stop digging.


7 posted on 08/29/2019 6:11:39 AM PDT by Seruzawa (TANSTAAFL!)
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To: Kaslin

At first, I said Beto was annoying. He is “progressive”. . . he has “progressed” to the point where he turns my stomach when I seen him on the TV screen.


8 posted on 08/29/2019 6:21:38 AM PDT by RatRipper
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To: Home-of-the-lazy-dog

‘Meanwhile, Satan laughing spreads his wings!’

ah yes, the old ‘devil made me do it’ dodge...Ol’ Scratch must’ve been leaping for joy during the Great Flood, when the rains came that killed all life on earth but for a select few, including, inevitably, a contingent of pregnant females whose yet to be born babies suffered the same horrible drowning deaths...should look up a description of what a drowning victim goes through, not pretty at all...


9 posted on 08/29/2019 6:23:07 AM PDT by IrishBrigade
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To: Kaslin

What a doofus.


10 posted on 08/29/2019 6:36:03 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Kaslin
abortion is still a “decision for the woman.”

That decision was made when she decided to have unprotected sex.
(Most abortions are for convenience)

11 posted on 08/29/2019 6:38:26 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the Left, The truth is Right Wing Extremism.)
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To: TangoLimaSierra

Why does it take 8 mo to do it?
What is the mental process?


12 posted on 08/29/2019 6:54:53 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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I can empathize with Women, but there is NO empathy for Men.

Women freely abort their children, or squeal for child support blocking access to the child.


13 posted on 08/29/2019 7:00:13 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: RatRipper

You must not be from TX. They still admire Beto here, warts, skateboard, et al.


14 posted on 08/29/2019 7:07:44 AM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: TangoLimaSierra; Kaslin
Even if she had "protected" sex --- which is a repellent term, expressing the insulting view of a baby as a kind of disease infection, or an infestation of insects, against whom we need barriers, chemical weapons or human pesticides.

Nevertheless, at ~ 40% of women who have abortion, were using contraceptives at the time they got pregnant. Think about that long and hard, ladies and gentlemen.

"How could that happen?" do you ask? Go ahead, ask, and I shall explain.

The real bottom line is: do not engage in sexual intercourse, which is a known baby-making process, unless you are prepared to welcome its natural and logical consequence, a baby ----I'm lookin' at you, ladies and gentlemen.

15 posted on 08/29/2019 7:18:07 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("God bless the child who's got his own." - Billie Holliday)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
The real bottom line is: do not engage in sexual intercourse, which is a known baby-making process, unless you are prepared to welcome its natural and logical consequence, a baby ----I'm lookin' at you, ladies and gentlemen.

Well said!

16 posted on 08/29/2019 7:20:29 AM PDT by thecodont
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To: Kaslin

If this were done to kittens or puppies the Progs would be up in arms against it.


17 posted on 08/29/2019 7:24:48 AM PDT by Kozak (DIVERSITY+PROXIMITY=CONFLICT)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
Nevertheless, at ~ 40% of women who have abortion, were using contraceptives at the time they got pregnant. Think about that long and hard, ladies and gentlemen.

Most likely not using contraceptives properly. Decided not to use the condom this time. Forgot to take my pill. Put the condom on backwards, then flipped it and reused it. Cervix cap just slipped.

When used properly, and combined (condom + female BC), contraceptives are e rather effective.
18 posted on 08/29/2019 8:09:26 AM PDT by Svartalfiar
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To: Kaslin

Imagine if Beto’s Mamma made a different choice and there was no Beto.


19 posted on 08/29/2019 8:17:07 AM PDT by shanover (...To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.-S.Adams)
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To: GailA

Hey, I’m raising 3 grandsons in the current modern school system, our local HS rated in the top 10 in Florida for the last 10+ years, and trust me when I say “the large majority of kids can’t find their butt with both hands on a very wide variety of common sense related subjects these days”.

That plus the idea that if you’ve tried to talk to many of the youngsters today, you’ll realize just how dumb you really are nearly instantaneously as soon as you verbalize the first word out of your mouth.

Sure, today’s kids can probably recite and give you sound, solid advice concerning the techniques offered in the Kama Sutra, but they have no real clue as to the possible consequences of their actions, or that such actionable techniques can, and often do lead to the creation of a human being.


20 posted on 08/29/2019 8:36:00 AM PDT by Home-of-the-lazy-dog ("Leftists will stand before you and cut off their own head just to prove that they'll do it!")
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