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    Beto O’Rourke Backs 3rd-Trimester Abortion: ‘I Trust’ the Woman

    Updated: March 19, 2019 at 12:33 pm EST  See Comments

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    Beto O’Rourke Backs 3rd-Trimester Abortion: ‘I Trust’ the Woman

    Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke said Monday he supports third-trimester abortions, adding that it’s a decision that should be left up to the woman.

    Speaking in Ohio, O’Rourke fielded a question from a voter who is presumably pro-life.

    “Are you for third-trimester abortion?” the woman asked. “Are you gonna protect the lives of third-trimester babies? Because there’s really not a medical necessity for abortion. It’s not a medical emergency procedure, because typically third-trimester abortions take up to three days to have, so you would, in that sense, if there was an emergency, the doctors would just do a C-Section, and you don’t have to kill the baby in that [instance]. So, are you for or against third-trimester abortions?”

    Here’s Beto O’Rourke at a campaign event in Cleveland responding to a question about third-trimester abortions: “That should be a decision that the woman makes. I trust her.” pic.twitter.com/nBrlazlMob

    — Alexandra DeSanctis (@xan_desanctis) March 18, 2019

    O’Rourke said he backed such abortions.

    “The question is about abortion and reproductive rights, and my answer to you is that should be a decision that the woman makes,” O’Rourke responded to applause. “… I trust her.”

    Earlier this year, Omar L. Hamada, a Nashville-based OB/GYN, sparked a social media debate when he asserted there is no medical reason for third-trimester abortion to be legal.

    “I want to clear something up so that there is absolutely no doubt. I’m a

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