Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) on Tuesday refused to answer why she opposed legislation to ban late-term abortions after 20 weeks -- even if it would "save one life." The question related back to Democrats' frequent argument for gun control.
Member of the US House of Representatives, Colorado, Diana DeGette speaks to the audience at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 5, 2012 on the second day of the Democratic National Convention (DNC). The DNC is expected to nominate US President Barack Obama to run for a second term as president on September 6th. Credit: AFP/Getty Images
"Many Democrats, when they were arguing for gun control in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting, said even if this saves one life, it will be worth doing," a reporter apparently with CNSNews.com began. "Why not support this bill, if it undoubtedly will save lives of babies that have been carried throughout five months of pregnancy?"
“Well, this is -- this is…We already have laws in many states of this country. This bill is blatantly unconstitutional," Degette replied.
She went on: “And, and if you look at the perceived—if you look at the stated reason of doing this legislation the Kermit Gosnell case, that gentleman was convicted of murder and sentenced to life."
Degette then wanted to move on. "Any more questions," she said.
When the reporter tried to follow up on her evasive answer, the congresswoman cut her off.
"No, excuse me," she said sternly. "Any other questions?”
Watch the exchange via Concerned Women for America below:
The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a far-reaching bill that would restrict almost all abortions to the first 20 weeks after conception.
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