RFK Jr. supports ABORTION “even if it’s full term”: Decision should be left to the mother rather than the state, he says
05/14/2024 // Arsenio Toledo // Views

Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has confirmed in an interview that he approves of abortion even during the last stages of the pregnancy.

During an interview with podcaster and former ESPN host Sage Steele, she asked Kennedy what the limit should be for women to have an abortion. Kennedy responded by backtracking on his previous position on the issue.

Kennedy has previously stated that he believes "abortion should be legal up until a certain number of weeks," later elaborating that the limit should be three months and this should be enforced with a federal ban on abortions after this point. He further claimed that abortion should be heavily restricted "in the final months of pregnancy." (Related: Joe Biden wants to force employers to provide abortions for their workers.)

In the interview with Steele, Kennedy reiterated his desire to keep the issue of abortion out of the hands of the government and in the hands of women, adding that he does not believe any woman would willingly have an abortion when they are eight or nine months into a pregnancy.

When asked about whether he agrees with the Supreme Court's decision that overturned Roe v. Wade and left the issue of abortion up to the states, Kennedy reiterated that the decision should be left to the mother.

"Even if it's full term," added Kennedy. "I don't think it's ever okay … [but] I think we have to leave it to the women rather than the state."

RFK Jr.'s stance about abortion at full term shocks even his running mate

Kennedy noted that this social issue "has been a notoriously divide issue in America." He claims most Americans believe that abortion should be fully legal up until a certain point "and restricted thereafter."

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"Even in the reddest of red states, voters reject total abortion bans. And on the other end, almost no one supports gruesome third-trimester abortions except to save the life of the mother," Kennedy said.

"I support the emerging consensus that abortion should be unrestricted up until a certain point. I believe that point should be when the baby is viable outside the womb. Therefore, I would allow appropriate restrictions on abortion in the final months of pregnancy, just as Roe v. Wade did," he added. That sounds more like his original stance on the issue.

Kennedy's position during the interview with Steele surprised even his running mate, entrepreneur and attorney Nicole Shanahan.

Shanahan herself went on a podcast episode with Steele. She was asked if she agreed with Kennedy's belief that a woman should have the option to have an abortion at full term, to which Shanahan responded with shock.

"My understanding with Bobby's position is that, you know, every abortion is a tragedy, is a loss of life," said Shanahan. "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 that [Kennedy's position] came from."

"That is not my understanding of his position and I think maybe there was a miscommunication there," she added.

Fearing possible backlash from the Kennedy campaign, Shanahan later clarified her surprise and position on abortion in a post on social media.

"As a mom, and a person with a womb, I don't like the feeling of anyone having control over my body. It is coercive. It is wrong," said Shanahan. "But, I am also a woman that would not feel right terminating a viable life living inside of me, especially if I am both healthy and that baby is healthy. I can hold both beliefs, as someone who believes in the sacredness of life, simultaneously."

Watch this short clip of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. fully stating that he believes women should be allowed to have unrestricted abortions "even if [the baby is] full term."

This video is from the Thrivetime Show channel on Brighteon.com.

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