CO Senator Udall (D) at Debate: I Support Late-Term Abortions

Posted: Oct 09, 2014 2:04 PM

From Albert Mohler

Tuesday night in Colorado the incumbent Democratic Senator Mark Udall was asked a question:

“We know that you support a woman’s right to choose, but given the advances in scientific understanding of fetal development, where pregnant mothers know at which week babies grow fingernails and can swallow, would you support a ban on late-term abortions and if so at what week?”

Senator Udall, who has become emblematic in the national media of the Democratic Party’s new effort to reach out to women voters, largely by an unembarrassed affirmation of abortion rights, Senator Udall responded by citing the case of a woman he knew who had a medical emergency in the eighth month of pregnancy. And as he stated,

“We ought to respect the women of Colorado and their point of view,”

What the senator did not say is consistent with what he has refused to say in every other point, and it is also consistent with his voting record. He refused to say that he would oppose any abortion, at any point, for any reason.