Former South Bend, Indiana Mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg recently went viral for a pair of appearances on the conservative Fox News network.
With anti-choice Judge Amy Coney Barrett currently appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee for the consideration of her Supreme Court nomination, an answer from then-presidential candidate Buttigieg at a Fox News town hall from May of last year is once again going viral for its thoughtful take on the right to choose.
Buttigieg was responding to the Republican talking point that Democrats want people to get abortions in their third trimester.
After noting that fewer than one percent of abortions occur in the third trimester, Buttigieg said:
"If it's that late in your pregnancy, then it's almost by definition, you've been expecting to carry it to term. We're talking about women who have perhaps chosen a name. Women who have purchased a crib, families that then get the most devastating medical news of their lifetime, something about the health or the life of the mother that forces them to make an impossible, unthinkable choice."
"And the bottom line is, as horrible as that choice is, that woman, that family may seek spiritual guidance, they may seek medical guidance, but that decision is not going to be made any better, medically or morally, because the government is dictating how that decision should be made."
People across the internet began sharing and commending Buttigieg's words.
With Coney Barrett's confirmation all but an inevitability, people fear for the future of landmark cases like Roe v. Wade.
Buttigieg called Coney Barrett's Monday opening statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee "judicial activism cloaked in judicial humility."