Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg has again garnered attention for his views on abortion, this time with an exchange between himself and “The View” co-host Meghan McCain.
On Thursday’s episode of “The View,” McCain asked Buttigieg about earlier comments he made claiming that the Bible says life does not begin before the first breath, and so it can be interpreted that abortion is acceptable.
“In my circles it was passed around everywhere because I think the interpretation from pro-life people like me was that you meant a baby actually being born,” said McCain.
“You know there’s a lot of controversy with Governor Northam and what it means and what time a woman should be able to have an abortion. I just wanted you to clarify because I found that statement to be pretty radical.”
Buttigieg responded by saying that he was just explaining that there are different interpretations of Scripture and morality on the abortion issue.
“We live in a country where it is extremely important that no one person have to be subject to some other person’s interpretation of their own religion,” he said.
McCain then brought up partial birth abortion and what limits he supported on abortion, to which the Democratic candidate said that he did not believe the government should be involved in setting any limits on abortion.
“My point is that it shouldn’t be up to a government official to draw the line, it should be up to the woman,” said Buttigieg, who received loud applause from the studio audience.
Buttigieg also defended the practice of late-term abortion, arguing that it presents a situation in which “a woman was expecting to carry the pregnancy to term” only to find out that she must make a “terrible choice” due to unexpected complications.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski