Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Nov 3, 2022 / 11:37 am
Congressman Tim Ryan, a Catholic Democrat running for Senate in Ohio, said Tuesday that he supported some restrictions on late-term abortions despite having voted consistently in favor of abortion, including up until birth.
The issue was raised during a debate between Ryan and his Republican opponent, J.D. Vance, who is also a Catholic. The two are locked in a tight race that could determine control of the Senate.
When asked what limitations he supported at a town hall event Nov. 1 hosted by Fox News, Ryan said: “I believe that if it’s later in the term that there should not be an abortion unless there is a medical emergency. At that point, people have a nursery, they have binkies, they have blankets, they have names picked out.”
Ryan called late-term abortions “an absolute tragedy,” saying he did not think “we should have abortions later in the term unless there’s a medical emergency.”