WATCH: Buttigieg Refuses to Disavow Late-Term Abortion or Even Infanticide

Given Pete Buttigieg’s rise in the 2020 Democratic primary race with his strong finishes in Iowa and New Hampshire, the ex-Indiana Mayor is facing renewed scrutiny over his views on abortion that are being called “radical” by many conservatives.

During an exchange with Meghan McCain on “The View,” Buttigieg refused to disavow late term abortion or even McCain’x example of “infanticide.”

Meghan McCain:

I think the interpretation from pro-life people like me was that you meant [it was morally okay to abort] a baby actually being born … I just wanted you to clarify because I found that statement to be pretty radical.

Pete Buttigieg:

I’m just pointing to the fact that different people will interpret their own moral lights, and for that matter, interpret Scripture differently. But we live in a country where it is extremely important that no one person should have to be subject to some other person’s interpretation of their own religion …

Meghan McCain:

I think people, even Democrats — and there are a lot of pro-life Democrats in the country — want to know exactly where your line is …

Pete Buttigieg:

My point is that it shouldn’t be up to the government to draw the line. It should be up to the woman who is confronted with that choice. 

Meghan McCain:

So if a woman wanted to invoke infanticide after a baby is born, you’d be comfortable with that?

Pete Buttigieg:

If this is a late-term situation, then by definition, it’s one where a woman was expecting to carry the pregnancy to term. Then she gets the most perhaps devastating news of her life. We’re talking about families that may have picked out a name, maybe assembling a crib, and they learn something excruciating and are faced with this terrible choice. And I don’t know what to tell them morally about what they should do. I just know that I trust that her decision isn’t going to be any better, medically or morally … [if] the government is telling her to do it a certain way.

WATCH:

Buttigieg suffered major backlash on social media for his answer.

This article first appeared on TheConservativeOpinion.com 

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