Of all the discussion about Buttigieg’s appearance on Fox last night, one revealing point isn’t being talked about. His stance on abortion. No, not the pro-abortion stance. The government shouldn’t be involved stance.
Asked about third-trimester abortions, Buttigieg asserted that such cases were rare and typically involved an unforeseen circumstance, before refusing to endorse any restrictions whatsoever on late-term abortions. Government statistics indicate that in 2015, approximately 1.3 percent of abortions were performed after 20 weeks.
“I trust women to draw the line,” Buttigieg said. “That decision [to have an abortion] is not going to be made any better, medically or morally, because the government is dictating how that decision should be made.”
Because the government is “dictating” decisions? If you are against government involvement in creating law where none existed as is the case of abortion in the Constitution, then you must support overturning Roe vs. Wade. By the way, I agree. Just as government shouldn’t be involved in so many things such as marriage. They shouldn’t create law to approve or disapprove. A very Libertarian approach, wouldn’t you say? Because you can’t have it both ways. If you believe government shouldn’t legislate a woman’s body this also means they shouldn’t legislate an aspect of it you do agree with. Therefore, Roe vs. Wade has to go.
Not that any of this wouldn’t create huge practical issues. If government is completely out of the picture concerning a woman and her body, then if that woman decides to murder her unborn baby she will have to face the legal consequences just as anyone would who murders another human being. As would the doctor performing the procedure. As it should be when you commit murder. This isn’t a gray area. We aren’t talking about a woman making a decision to remove a body part, we’re talking about a separate entity, another living human being.
Certainly this isn’t what the pro-abortion crowd is after when they demand government stay out of their vaginas. They simply want it their way. Unfortunately, with life altering decisions come consequences. That is the slippery slope that comes with demanding society acquiesce to your beliefs. Progressives would have you believe they can use the power of government and law to enforce their particular agenda, yet expect it to step aside when inconvenient. Mayor Buttigieg is one of them. He wants a proactive government on his core issues including gay marriage. He stated in the Fox town hall that abortion is a woman’s right. Sorry, that’s not how rights work. For it to truly be a viable right, when one exercises it, it cannot infringe upon another’s. Snuffing out a baby’s life qualifies here as the right of the mother does not trump the right of the baby.
Hopefully some reporter with a passing interest will ask Mayor Pete about his ala carte approach to government involvement in our right’s and our lives. He simply can’t pick and choose ‘only when it fits my narrative’ involvement. Do what your promoting mayor Pete. Call for the repeal of Roe vs. Wade.