Supporters — and ideological opponents — of President Barack Obama assembled in West Palm Beach on Sunday to watch the Democratic leader’s motorcade pass by. Naturally, the two sides ended up clashing, with one woman issuing some intense rhetoric. In a screaming match with an Obama opponent, she wasted no time in passionately defending a woman’s right to choose whether to have an abortion.
“It’s between a woman and God!,” the woman, who was wearing an Obama “Forward” t-shirt, screamed in video footage that was captured by BizPac Review. “If she wants to get rid of her baby — that’s her baby!”
The man she was dueling with was anything but in agreement on the issue. Rather than ignore her claims, he responded, highlighting his opposition to taxpayer-funded abortions.
“That doesn’t change the fact that I’m a taxpaying citizen and I’m not paying to let you murder your child your child,” he shouted back.
Watch the shouting match, below:
Following the back-and-forth, a reporter from BizPac Review approached the woman, whom the outlet described as a “crazed Obama supporter,” in an effort to better understand her take on the matter. To begin, the writer asked, “You don’t believe there should be laws against abortion?”
The woman candidly — and in a much calmer manner than she had addressed her earlier opponent — responded.
“I don’t believe in abortions, if that’s what you mean,” she said. “What I’m saying is, it’s between her and God. I’m a Christian person.”
She then went on to highlight her belief that the issue of abortion isn’t one that should be decided by protesters — or by Republicans and Democrats. However, regardless of her personal views on the issue (that it’s morally wrong), she held tight to her faith in Obama (whose own pro-choice record has come under intense scrutiny over the years).
“It’s not right to murder babies, but I’m still for Obama no matter what,” the woman proclaimed. “It’s not his fault, because people go around killing their kids.”
Of particular note, though, was the woman’s contention that there are issues of greater importance that abortion. Government-funding for college and unemployment were two of the main areas of focus that she claimed to be more concerned with.
“It’s a higher priority for your kids to get money to go to college than it is that they’re killing all these babies?,” the BizPac Review reporter asked.
“Yeah,” the woman said.
Watch this dialogue, below:
(H/T: BizPac Review)