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Pete Buttigieg Dodges on Whether He Supports Controversial Abortion Laws

"I don't think we need more restrictions right now," Buttigieg said.

By NTK Staff | 02.14.2019 @10:50am

Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN), a Democratic presidential hopeful, would not say whether he supports controversial abortion legislation during an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Thursday.

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough asked Buttigieg whether he supported abortion legislation, similar to what New York’s legislators passed, which would allow for abortions up to the moment of birth.

“I don’t think we need more restrictions right now,” Buttigieg said. “I just believe that when a woman is in that situation and when we’re talking about some of those situations covered by that law, extremely difficult, painful, often medically serious situations where life or health of the mother is at stake, the involvement of a male government official like me is not helpful.”

Scarborough followed up by asking Buttigieg whether states have the right to ban abortion at 20 weeks.

“That sounds like a constitutional question. I’m not a legal scholar,” Buttigieg said.

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