Voter Asks Beto Whether His Life Had ‘No Value’ the Day Before He Was Born

The voter's pro-life question prompted lots of boos from the audience.

By Nancy Flory Published on August 27, 2019

A man at the College of Charleston in South Carolina had a question for Beto O’Rourke Monday night. The question got right to the beating heart of O’Rourke’s extreme position in third-trimester abortions. 

“I was born September 8th, 1989, and I want to know if you think on September 7, 1989, my life had no value.” The pro-life question prompted many boos from the audience. 

“Of course I don’t think that,” O’Rourke replied, “Of course I’m glad you’re here.” Then came the “but” which made his initial sentiments mute. As Breitbart reports, Beto quickly declared that only a woman could decide up to the day of birth whether her baby lived or died. (In other words, whether a child has value.) “This is a decision that neither you, nor I, nor the United States government should be making,” said O’Rourke. “That’s a decision for the woman to make.”

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O’Rourke went on to say that the “attack on Roe v. Wade” made it hard for abortionists to do their job and “it has made us one of the epicenters of this maternal mortality crisis. … [W]e are losing the lives of women in our state as a result.” 

The pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List called O’Rourke’s comments “sick.”


Notably, many of the Democratic presidential hopefuls voted against The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. The list included Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren.


Nancy Flory is an associate editor at The Stream. You can follow her @NancyFlory3, and follow The Stream @Streamdotorg.

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