(CNSNews.com) - Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D.), who is running for the U.S. Senate, said in an interview with CNN on May 13 that whether to terminate an unborn baby in the third-term of pregnancy was “between a woman, her doctor and a god—if she prays to one.”
“Let's talk about abortion, for a second,” Kasie Hunt of CNN asked Fetterman. “Do you support any restrictions on abortion?”
“I don't,” said Fetterman. “I've always believed--”
“Even in the third trimester?” asked Hunt.
“I believe that choice is between a woman, her doctor, and a god--if she prays to one,” Fetterman responded.
The same CNN segment that included the interview with Fetterman immediately went on to show him speaking to people in what appeared to be a restaurant.
“Basic core democratic principles, I don't even think they're democratic. I think they're just universal truths,” he said. “Universal truth, you know?”
On Monday, Oct. 17, Kayleigh McEnany, who served as press secretary to President Donald Trump, sent out a tweet that included a video clip of Fetterman telling CNN that he does not believe in any restrictions on abortion.
Here is a transcript from the part of Fetterman’s interview with CNN where he said he did not believe in restrictions on third-trimester abortions:
Kasie Hunt: “Let's talk about abortion, for a second. Do you support any restrictions on abortion?”
Lt.. Gov. John Fetterman: “I don't. I've always believed--”
Hunt: “Even in the third trimester?”
Fetterman: “I believe that choice is between a woman, her doctor, and a god, if she prays to one.”
Hunt: “Republicans are guaranteed to use his policy positions against him. And the national mood gives the GOP a clear advantage against any generic Democrat.”
“But John Fetterman is anything but generic!”
Fetterman: “Basic core democratic principles, I don't even think they're democratic. I think they're just universal truths. Universal truth, you know?”