RFK Jr.: Full-Term Abortions Should be a Woman’s Choice

Robbert F. Kennedy Jr. is being criticized by some for his recent statement on abortion during an interview on The Sage Steele Podcast.

During the interview, Kennedy said that he does not want the government involved in women’s ability to choose whether they will have an abortion or not. He said that he would not support government restrictions on abortion even if it were “full term.”

The portion of the interview regarding abortion starts off with Kennedy telling Steele that he is a leading advocate for “medical freedom” and “bodily autonomy.”

Kennedy also told Steele that every abortion is a tragedy. But Kennedy said he doesn’t want the government involved in making medical decisions for people.

Kennedy said that his website had a plan for reducing abortion by helping women be able to afford to bring their babies to term. Kennedy said that 60% of women choose to have abortions for economic reasons that his plan will help address.

Steele asked Kennedy if the states should be able to make their own laws regarding abortion since Roe v. Wade was overturned. Kennedy said no, it should not be up to the states.

The following back and forth then took place, which is the reason Kennedy faced criticism from those opposed to abortion:

Kennedy: I believe we should leave it to the woman. We shouldn’t have government involved.

Steel: Even if it’s full term?

Kennedy: Even if it’s full term.


Former President Donald Trump’s Press Secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, went after Kennedy’s stance on X, saying,

“This is outrageous.

RFK Jr. rejects government restrictions on abortion “even if it’s full term.”

How can you say such a thing?

Not only is this a morally indefensible position, it is VASTLY out of step with Americans. Just 22% think abortion “should be available any time during a pregnancy.” (NPR, 4/19/23)

Who is he trying to win here?”


Kennedy also faced criticism from Fox News host Sean Hannity, Turning Point USA’s Charlie Kirk, Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh, and others.

Kennedy’s campaign said later on that they believed full-term abortions were terrible. However, they did not say that it should be illegal.

You can watch the full interview here, with the abortion segment taking place at 1:04:00 in the video.

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