RFK Jr. Confirms he Supports Legal Abortion Up Until Birth in New Interview – Calvin Freiburger 5/10/24

Source: LifeSiteNews.com

Democrat environmental activist turned independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. erased all doubt this week as to his pro-abortion absolutism, declaring that he opposes legal protection for even fully-developed preborn babies at the end of pregnancy.

In an interview released Wednesday, podcaster Sage Steele asked Kennedy, “Should there be a limit or are you saying all the way up to full term a woman has a right to have an abortion?”

The candidate, nephew of the late President John F. Kennedy and son of the late Attorney General Robert Kennedy, expressed skepticism that a mother would abort in the eighth month or later without “extenuating circumstances,” but maintained that government should never have “jurisdiction over people’s bodies” and that abortion should not be forbidden “even if it’s full term.”

Sage Steele asks RFK Jr. to confirm his stance on abortion…

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— Sage Steele (@sagesteele) May 10, 2024

NBC News observes that the answer conflicts with the impression Kennedy’s running mate, technologist Nicole Shanahan, conveyed in an interview with Steele the week before.

“My understanding with Bobby’s position is that, you know, every abortion is a tragedy, is a loss of life,” she said then. “My understanding is that he absolutely believes in limits on abortion, and we’ve talked about this. I do not think, I don’t know where (the idea he supports full-term abortions) came from. That is not my understanding of his position and I think maybe there was a miscommunication there.”

The comments follow multiple previous confirmations that Kennedy remains “pro-choice” on abortion despite breaking from his former party’s conventional wisdom on some issues, this time removing all ambiguity as to the extent of his position. He confirmed in an interview last month that he “would sign a federal law that guaranteed women have a right to choose,” putting him in alignment with Democrat President Joe Biden’s calls to federally codify Roe v. Wade.

Weeks later, he released a formal policy position on his website purporting to offer a “way forward” from the typical abortion debate by maintaining legal abortion while massively subsidizing daycare for low-income families and increasing child tax credits and funding for pregnancy support charities, which he claimed “will do more to lower abortion rates than any coercive measure ever could.”…

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