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Late abortion same “small” percent of all abortions as gun violence to all deaths

Posted in 2020 presidential campaign, Abortion stats, Democrat, Late term abortion, Late term abortion reasons with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 28, 2019 by saynsumthn

Why Pete Buttigieg and others shouldn’t minimize the 1.3% of late-term abortions

Image: Pete Buttigieg Fox Town Hall, late-term abortion

 

The 2020 Democratic presidential candidates thus far have all taken a position supporting abortion without limit. At the federal level, abortion is legal in the United States up to nine months of pregnancy. While some states have enacted prohibitions on abortion — including restricting the procedure after a certain point in pregnancy — other states permit abortions without exception.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg called abortion a “national right” and an “American freedom” during the recent Fox News’ Presidential Town hall. Host Chris Wallace asked Buttigieg, “[D]o you believe – at any point in pregnancy – whether it’s at six weeks or eight weeks or 24 weeks or whenever – that there should be any limit on a woman’s right to have an abortion?”

Buttigieg responded, “I trust women to draw the line when it’s their own bodies.” He then proceeded to downplay the number of late-term abortions done annually, first calling them “hypothetical,” and then when Wallace corrected him, downplaying and inaccurately representing the percentage of late-term abortions among all abortions in the United States.

 

READ: Pete Buttigieg ignores science, calls late-term abortion a ‘religious’ issue

Buttigieg: “You know, I think that the dialogue has gotten so caught up on where you draw the line that we’ve gotten away from the fundamental question of who gets to draw the line? And I trust women to draw the line when its their own bodies.”

Wallace: “So… just to be clear… you’re saying that you would be okay with a woman well into the third trimester deciding to abort her pregnancy?”

Buttigieg then suggested that late-term abortions were “hypothetical.”

Wallace disagreed, noting, “It’s not hypothetical. There’s 6,000 women a year who get abortions in the third trimester.” Wallace appeared to be quoting data published by the CDC (more on those numbers later).

Buttigieg dismissed the numbers: “That’s right, representing less than one percent of the cases….”

But according to the most recent data reported to the CDC in 2015, abortions committed at 21 weeks gestation or greater represent approximately 1.3 percent of all reported abortions. This 1.3% statistic is also quoted by Guttmacher, which gathers more comprehensive abortion data. The fact is, abortionists control the abortion data on later abortions and only a small number of states even require abortion data by gestation. And therefore, these numbers are not definitive.

However, although reporting agencies do not break down gestational data beyond 21 weeks, the numbers are far from insignificant. They represent:

  • 5,597 late abortions in 2015 (CDC)
  • 12,040 late abortions in 2014 (Guttmacher)

That 1.3% represents thousands of human beings.

Would Buttigieg diminish a 1.3% statistic if it represented the number of Americans killed by “gun violence” every year? This is an issue Buttgieg claims he is concerned about.

The CDC’s National Vital Statistics Reports on deaths reveal there were 2,712,630 resident deaths registered in the United States in 2015. Guess what the data shows?

  • A total of 36,252 persons died from injury by firearms for all reasons (intentional, unintentional, suicide, etc.) including legal interventions and war, representing 1.3 percent of all reported deaths in the United States.
  • A total of 33,171 persons died of alcohol-induced causes, representing 1.2 percent of all reported deaths in the United States.
  • A total of 44,193 persons died of Intentional self-harm (suicide), representing 1.6 percent of all reported deaths in the United States.

In other words, deaths from firearms, alcohol-induced causes and suicide represent a similar percentage of all deaths to reported later abortions.

Would any pro-abortion candidate — including Mayor Pete — consider these percentages insignificant in those cases?

Buttigieg then went on to repeat additional debunked talking points on the reasons women have late abortions:

So, let’s put ourselves in the shoes of a woman in that situation. If it’s that late in your pregnancy, that means almost by definition you’ve been expecting to carry it to term. We’re talking about women who have perhaps chosen a name. Women who have purchased a crib. Families that then get the most devastating medical news of their lifetime. Something about the health or the life of the mother that forces them to make an impossible, unthinkable choice.

And the bottom line is as horrible as that choice is, uh, that woman – that family – they may seek spiritual guidance. They may seek medical guidance. But that decision is not going to be made any better medically or morally because the government is dictating how that decision should be made.

Mayor Pete is incorrect about reasons for late abortions. According to a study published on Guttmacher’s website, the reasons women gave for why they obtained later abortions included “raising children alone, were depressed or using illicit substances, were in conflict with a male partner or experiencing domestic violence, had trouble deciding and then had access problems, or were young and nulliparous.”

READ: Why women have late-term abortions, according to the abortion industry

Live Action News previously documented:

  • Abortion training lectures from the University of California, San Francisco, claim women who abort later in pregnancy do NOT do so for primarily health reasons.
  • Abortion staffers testify to having witnessed late abortions committed for non medical reasons.
  • Abortion providers admit late abortions are committed on healthy babies.
  • Live Action’s undercover cameras captured chilling admissions of abortionists committing late-term abortions for non-medical reasons.
  • Undercover recordings by Abortion Free New Mexico and Priests for Life captured a late-term abortion facility staffer telling a “healthy woman posing as 25 weeks pregnant” that they would “euthanize the fetus.”
  • Others calling late-term abortion facilities have recorded casual reasons for scheduling later abortions.
  • An unearthed media report revealed that the abortion industry has commonly deceived the media and public on reasons and numbers of gruesome later abortion procedures.
  • Babies are sometimes born alive during later abortions.

These abortions are far from “moral” and are committed in the most grisly way, many by dismembering children limb from torso — as demonstrated in this video narrated by former abortionist Anthony Levatino:

 

Polls repeatedly show that Americans disapprove of abortions later in pregnancy. The fact remains, while Buttigieg is in agreement with the Democrat party position of abortion on demand, he is out of step with the American public.

  • This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News.

Disturbing Planned Parenthood champion Beto O’Rourke supports late term abortion has long list of controversies

Posted in 2019 Presidential Candidates, Beto, Planned Parenthood politicians with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 21, 2019 by saynsumthn

Presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke openly supported late third trimester abortions according to a video recently published online.

A report published by Live Action News, detailed that the Texas Democrat was asked:

Are you for third-trimester abortions or are you going to protect the lives of third-trimester babies? Because, you know, there’s really not a medical necessity for abortion. It’s not a medical emergency procedure because physically, third-trimester abortions take up to three days to have, so… 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 essence. So, are you for or against third-trimester abortions?”

O’Rourke told his supporters: “So, the question is about abortion and reproductive rights. And my answer to you is that that should be a decision that the woman makes. I trust her.”

Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke has a 100% voting record with NARAL, the largest abortion lobby group who publicly “thanked” BETO for his position on third trimester abortions.

Image: NARAL thanks BETO for supporting 3rd trimester abortion

NARAL thanks BETO for supporting 3rd trimester abortion

Beto has a long history of support for abortion and Planned Parenthood – the largest tax-funded abortion vendor in the United States – even endorsed by Planned Parenthood – who called Beto “a friend” in his failed 2018 bid for US Senate.

Image: Planned Parenthood Endorsed BETO 2018

Planned Parenthood Endorsed BETO 2018

Planned Parenthood also called Beto a “Champion.”

Image: BETO called Champion by Planned Parenthood

BETO called Champion by Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood not only endorsed the Texas Congressman, but, according to Open Secrets, Planned Parenthood funded Beto’s 2018 political campaign:

Image: Planned Parenthood funded BETO House Campaign 2018

Planned Parenthood funded BETO House Campaign 2018

Beto has opposed protections for taxpayers under the Hyde Amendment, (H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act,) to keep the tax payer’s hard earned dollars out of the pockets of abortion providers.

Image: BETO on taxpayer funded abortion

BETO on taxpayer funded abortion

He even supported an undocumented minor being able to access an abortion in Texas.

In 2013, Beto co-supported wide sweeping measures to protect abortion: “Women’s Health Protection Act” and again in 2017.  According to CNS News:

In Congress in 2017, O’Rourke co-sponsored H.R. 1322, the Women’s Health Protection Act. This proposal, which is still sitting the House, would erase nearly all state restrictions on abortion. As it states, “It is the purpose of this Act to protect women’s health by ensuring that abortion services will continue to be available and that abortion providers are not singled out for medically unnecessary restrictions that burden women by preventing them from accessing safe abortion services.”

The report notes that, “In 2017, O’Rourke voted against H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would have prohibited abortion after 20 weeks.” – Which he also bragged about doing did in 2015:

Image: BETO votes against Pain Capable abortion bill 2015

BETO votes against Pain Capable abortion bill 2015

DROPPING F-BOMB

Beto has had his share of controversy, recently dropping the F-Bomb after his 2018 campaign loss, according to KFox14:

Thanking his campaign supporters for their spirited challenge to Sen. Ted Cruz, he said on live television Tuesday: “All of you, showing the country how you do this. I’m so f—ing proud of you guys.”

APOLOGY 

In 2018, Politico also reported how the Democrat Congressman had to apologize after reports he once criticized a Broadway musical with actresses “whose only qualifications seem to be their phenomenally large breasts and tight buttocks.”

The report goes on to state, “While it’s unclear whether O’Rourke was criticizing the musical’s use of scantily-clad women for effect or commenting on their bodies himself, his prose, in hindsight, is jarring either way.”

 

DRIVING DRUNK

At the age of twenty-six, O’Rourke drove drunk, and was given a DUI- admitting as such. He claims he went on to become successful in part because he was White.

The police report was obtained by the liberal media outlet Houston Chronicle, which claims that, “O’Rourke was driving drunk at what a witness called “a high rate of speed” in a 75 mph zone on Interstate 10 about a mile from the New Mexico border. He lost control and hit a truck, sending his car careening across the center median into oncoming lanes. The witness, who stopped at the scene, later told police that O’Rourke had tried to drive away from the scene.

“O’Rourke recorded a 0.136 and 0.134 on police breathalyzers, above a blood-alcohol level of 0.10, the state legal limit at the time. He was arrested at the scene and charged with DWI, but completed a court-approved diversion program and had the charges dismissed.”

According to Politifact, Beto’s “May 1995 misdemeanor arrest on the UTEP campus was later declined and his September 1998 misdemeanor DWI arrest in El Paso was dismissed.”

The check gave us case numbers for the arrests enabling us to fetch an El Paso County record stating that O’Rourke was initially arrested in May 1995 and that case was disposed of in February 1996. We saw too that after the DWI arrest, according to another county record, O’Rourke was referred to a misdemeanor diversion program in March 1999 and completed “DWI school” in May 1999. That document’s last entry, dated Oct. 20, 1999, says: “Misdemeanor diversion completed successfully.”

DISTURBING WRITINGS/HACKING 

In March of 2019, Fox News and other media outlets reported how, “A 15-year-old Beto O’Rourke once wrote a “murder fantasy” short story about running over two children with a car, according to a new report that also revealed the now-presidential candidate was a member of a famous hacking group…But the report also revealed that teenage Beto, in connection with the group, wrote stories under the name “Psychedelic Warlord” — writings that remain online.”

One piece in particular detailed the narrator’s murder spree, as part of his goal seeking “the termination of everything that was free and loving.” The piece described the first kill as the murder of two children crossing the street.

It reads: “Then one day, as I was driving home from work, I noticed two children crossing the street. They were happy, happy to be free from their troubles. I knew, however, that this happiness and sense of freedom were much too overwhelming for them.

As I neared the young ones, I put all my weight on my right foot, keeping the accelerator pedal on the floor until I heard the crashing of the two children on the hood, and then the sharp cry of pain from one of the two

— A 15-year-old Beto O’Rourke’s fictional fantasy piece

In another piece, he challenged the perspective of a neo-Nazi who was defending Hitler’s actions.

The details were uncovered in a Reuters report on the “Cult of the Dead Cow,” a famous group of hackers credited with inventing the term “hacktivism,” the Fox report stated.

The disturbing writings as a teen might explain Beto’s lack of concern for babies in the womb, and even those who survive abortions.

The Texas Democrat has voted against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, which would assist babies when they survive abortions. Beto was also asked how he would have voted- should he have defeated his US Senate opponent Ted Cruz in 2018. Given his pro-abortion track record, his opposition to essentially prohibiting infanticide was not surprising.

“I would have listened to the women that I wanted to represent in the state of Texas. I would have listened to doctors and medical providers. I would have looked at the facts and understood the truth and I would have voted with those women to make their own decisions about their bodies.”

Beto’s opposition to protecting babies born alive after abortion dates back years. In 2015, Beto bragged about it on his Facebook page, along with his opposition to removing tax payer funding of Planned Parenthood.

Image: BETO on funding PP Born Alive

BETO on funding PP Born Alive

For those interested in the facts about born alive infants, Live Action News has detailed this numerous times which you an read about here , here, here , here , here and here.

Live Action News has detailed other instances of babies killed after they were aborted alive: