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Asked at a campaign stop on Monday whether he supports third-trimester abortions, Beto O’Rourke replied, “That should be a decision that the woman makes about her own body. I trust her.” The third trimester is the last 12 weeks of pregnancy and past the gestational age preemies can be routinely delivered and survive.
Campaigning in Cleveland, the presidential candidate took a question from someone in the crowd who spent 30 seconds discussing late-term procedures, specifically asking, “Are you for or against third-trimester abortions?”
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O’Rourke then provided a deceptively general recap of the inquiry to his audience. “The question is about abortion and reproductive rights,” he told the crowd, before giving what a Texas Tribune reporter described as a “brief” response. “My answer to you is that that should be a decision that the woman makes about her own body,” the former congressman said. “I trust her.”
Only 12 percent of American women support keeping third-trimester abortions legal, according...
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