In announcing his decision to run for office, Beto O'Rourke (pictured above) ripped Texas for passing a heartbeat law banning abortions after a preborn baby's heartbeat is detected.
Kyleen Wright of the Texans for Life Coalition is not surprised, and she cites O'Rourke's social media posts, particularly after he voted against the Abortion Survivors Protection Act, for the reason why.
"'I am concerned that the potential for additional lawsuits or criminal charges may discourage doctors from providing safe abortion services that are already legal,'" she quotes. "So he doesn't have a problem with these babies surviving abortion only to be allowed to die, and he doesn't have a problem with these late abortions on viable babies."
That explains why he does not support heartbeat legislation that is saving at least half of the babies in Texas who were otherwise destined for abortion. O'Rourke has called the heartbeat law "extreme:"
"This is the most extreme law in the United States of America pushed for and signed by [pro-life Republican Gov.] Greg Abbott," he said. "I trust women to make decisions about their own bodies."
"Killing babies is extreme, and letting them die when they are fortunate enough to survive these abortions at seven, eight, and nine months and doing nothing to save them is extreme also," Wright responds.
She also reasons that O'Rourke, whose position on abortion is radical and out of touch with the vast majority of Americans, is too extreme for Texas.
On another note, in making his gubernatorial announcement, O'Rourke criticized President Biden's immigration policy, but when he ran for the Democratic nod for president, his immigration policy was even more liberal than Biden's.