By Steven Ertelt, LifeSite News, March 14, 2019
Today, pro-abortion Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke joined the crowded group of Democratic Party 2020 hopefuls, saying he is running for president in 2020 against President Donald Trump, who has governed pro-life.
“This is a defining moment of truth for this country and for every single one of us,” the 46-year-old former Texas congressman said in a video announcing his candidacy. “The challenges that we face right now, the interconnected crises in our economy, our democracy and our climate have never been greater.”
The losing Texas Senate candidate said he would run a “positive campaign” that “seeks to bring out the very best from every single one of us, that seeks to unite a very divided country.” At the same time he attacked President Donald Trump, saying the nation is in “peril” because of him.
Not only does O’Rourke have a 100-percent pro-abortion voting record like the other Democrat presidential candidates, he also sponsored a radical pro-abortion bill that would have legalized abortions for basically any reason up to birth.
The so-called “Women’s Health Protection Act” was introduced in Congress in 2017, with dozens of Democrat sponsors, including likely presidential candidates Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Kristen Gillibrand and Bernie Sanders.
Nicknamed the “Abortion Without Limits Until Birth Act” by pro-life groups, the bill would have invalidated nearly all state and federal abortion regulations, including waiting periods, informed consent requirements, bans on late-term abortions and sex-selection abortions and more.
The congressman has also failed to speak out against Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats blocking a request by Republicans to vote on a similar bill to require medical care and treatment for babies who survive abortions.
That puts him on record supporting their decision to allow infanticide to continue unprosecuted.
Here is his lengthy record supporting abortion, courtesy of Texas Right to Life