Beto O'Rourke evades direct question on third-trimester abortion, says 'I trust' the woman

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke answered evasively when asked about his stance on third-trimester abortion during a campaign event in Cleveland on Monday.
O'Rourke, who announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination last week, has already been criticized for a lack of concrete positions on crucial campaign issues.
Here's the exchange between O'Rourke and the event attendee:
Attendee: Are you for third-trimester abortion or are you going to protect the lives of third-trimester babies? Because there is 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 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: So the question is about abortion and reproductive rights, and my answer to you is that should be a decision that the woman makes. I trust her. So that's my answer.
O'Rourke then quickly moved on to the next question at the event.
Two things to note about this exchange: First, the woman asked a very detailed question about a potential scenario that is commonly cited as a reason that third-trimester abortions are necessary. O'Rourke, when he summarized that question for those who couldn't hear the woman, did not accurately represent what she asked.
Second, O'Rourke did not actually answer her question. Both at the beginning and the end of her remarks, the woman directly asked O'Rourke a yes-or-no question: Are you for third-trimester abortion? Instead of directly taking a position, he gave a generic applause line about how the woman should decide.
Considering there is significant disagreement on this issue among women, among doctors, and among U.S. citizens in general, O'Rourke's answer fails to accomplish anything besides helping him escape an uncomfortable topic.
Watch a clip of the interaction below:

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  1. Every O'Rourke I ever met was a liar and a mental case.
    Robert Francis is exceeding expectations.
    If an ILLEGAL puts one foot into America THEY get full Constitutional Rights
    If an ILLEGAL’s BABY gets BORN/one foot into America THEY get full Constitutional Rights
    If a Duly Born American Child puts one foot in America they DO NOT have Constitutional Rights!? They can be MURDERED without legal representation ? Where are all the LeftWing lawyers dashing to represent the Babies and demand their RIGHTS?

  2. The Hippocratic Oath, which all doctors once had to recite, before they might practice medicine:

    " I swear by Apollo Physician, by Asclepius, by Hygieia, by Panacea,
    and by all the gods and goddesses, making them my witnesses, that I
    will carry out, according to my ability and judgment, this oath and this

    hold my teacher in this art equal to my own parents; to make him
    partner in my livelihood; when he is in need of money to share
    mine with him; to consider his family as my own brothers, and to teach
    them this art, if they want to learn it, without fee or indenture; to
    impart precept, oral instruction, and all other instruction to my own
    sons, the sons of my teacher, and to indentured pupils who have taken
    the physician’s oath, but to nobody else.

    I will use treatment to help the sick according to my ability and
    judgment, but never with a view to injury and wrong-doing. Neither will
    I administer a poison to anybody when asked to do so, nor will I
    such a course. Similarly I WILL NOT GIVE TO A WOMAN A PESSARY TO CAUSE
    ABORTION. But I will keep pure and holy both my life and my art. I will
    not use the knife, not even, verily, on sufferers from stone, but I
    will give place to such as are craftsmen therein.

    Into whatsoever houses I enter, I will enter to help the sick,
    and I will abstain from all intentional wrong-doing and harm, especially
    from abusing the bodies of man or woman, bond or free.
    And whatsoever I shall see or hear in the course of my profession, as
    well as outside my profession in my intercourse with men, if it be what
    should not be published abroad, I will never divulge, holding such
    things to be holy secrets.

    Now if I carry out this oath, and break it not, may I gain for ever
    reputation among all men for my life and for my art; but if I break it
    and forswear myself, may the opposite befall me. " [my own emphasis.]

    With Western physicians today, however, it's more like the HYPOCRITIC Oath.


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