Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. claims to have changed his stance on late-term abortions. He elaborated on this switch in his June 10 appearance with radio host Bob Bird on KSRM’s The Talk of the Kenai. During the interview, Kennedy also criticized the weaponizing of the justice system, blasted ineffective and dangerous Covid jabs, and expressed frustration with political elites who use every crisis to expand totalitarian-like control.


A long-time abortion backer, Kennedy broke with his previous stance on late-term abortions, which he articulated during an April 4 interview with Bird. At that time, he said he would sign a federal statute making Roe v. Wade the law of the land, a position that would codify elective abortion up to the moment of birth. Kennedy has since back-tracked, and now claims to support protections for preborn children after they reach the point of “viability.”

Kennedy, whose late-term abortion position has repeatedly flip-flopped over the past year, admitted to not fully understanding how radical the 1973 Roe decision actually was, a misunderstanding that has been perpetuated for 50 years by politicians, academics and the media.

“My understanding earlier was that there were almost no elective abortions during the third term of pregnancies, and that the abortions that did occur then were abortions that had some kind of medical necessity and even life of the mother was a stake or the baby was going to be born in some way that maybe they’d live for 10 or 12 hours in agony and that in those kind of cases the last thing that you want is a bureaucrat or a state agency getting involved,” Kennedy told Bird on June 10. “You want those decisions made by the mother, by her pastor, by her doctors in consultation with her, but ultimately with her. Every abortion is a tragedy. We need to do everything that we can to reduce them – to make sure there is no mother in this country who terminates a pregnancy for economic reasons.”

Kennedy went on to claim that he was recently shown there were, in fact, elective abortions regularly performed in the late stages of pregnancy. During this point of the pregnancy, a baby can open her eyes, detect light, kick, hear voices, stretch, practice breathing, and her hair and finger nails are growing.

“I think the state, at that point, has a growing interest at viability, and being able to protect the unborn baby – and the closer you get to the end of the term, the greater it is,” he said. “So, I would leave that to the states.”

While Kennedy still supports abortion in nearly all other instances, his shift on late-term procedures is rare for a public figure who has been a life-long Democrat. However, a number of surveys show that most Democrats now support some restrictions on late-term abortions. This is not a position that the national Democratic leadership embraces. Rather, the party has overwhelmingly maintained that a mother should be free to kill her unborn child up to the moment of birth.

Kennedy was not asked, nor did he offer to explain why he supports the legal killing of unborn children during the first and second trimesters.


Earlier in the interview, Kennedy decried the two-tier system of justice that has become increasingly politicized. He reiterated his ongoing concern that the Biden administration refuses to provide him with Secret Service protection during his presidential campaign.

“I don’t have it,” he said. “And I think it is part of this weaponization of the federal enforcement agencies.”

Kennedy also pointed to the prosecution of former President Donald Trump. While Kennedy is a fierce critic of Trump, he warned that Democrats were risking a tit-for-tat revenge, should Trump win the presidency.

“President Trump himself calling for the locking up of Hillary Clinton started this process,” he alleged, while admitting that Democrats have taken it much further.

“The framers [of the Constitution] were very, very sensitive to the politicization of our law enforcement agencies, and we are looking more and more like a banana republic in this country,” Kennedy observed. “It’s absolutely critical that every side of the American public believe in the neutrality and the preoccupation with justice alone for our law enforcement agencies.”


Bird asked if the recent congressional hearing, in which Fauci acknowledge that many Covid protocols had no science behind them, were a vindication of Kennedy’s much-maligned and suppressed book, “The Real Anthony Fauci.” The 2021 New York Times best seller criticizes the former head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for gross mishandling of Covid and his relentless push for masking and social distancing.

 Kennedy said it was gratifying that the things he exposed to the public in his book are now being confirmed.

He added that it was clear to the health regulators, early on through experiments with monkeys, that the so-called Covid “vaccine” was of no help to anyone.

“Yet they told us again and again and again, that you have to get this jab to protect grandma,” Kennedy told Bird. “You are selfish if you don’t get it, and they knew that was a false narrative.”

“It’s really kind of gratifying to see the truth come out on a lot of these issues that we were lied about,” he said. “They knew that was a false narrative.”

Kennedy pointed to an increasing number of scientific studies indicating that those who got the shot suffered from heart problems and other serious side effects.

He then blasted the mainstream media for playing a “nefarious role during the Covid pandemic,” when it should have taken a “fierce posture of skepticism,” rather than promoting propaganda and “silencing any scientist, any doctor” who saw other results.

“It was really almost a religious like impulse that we saw,” Kennedy said.


Noting that Kennedy was an environmental lawyer, Bird asked him if he did not see this same dynamic occurring to those who dissent from the approved government narrative regarding global warming.

While Kennedy is a firm believer in man-made global warming, he agreed with Bird, saying that just as he saw the economic and political elites suppressing the Covid protocol dissenters, he sees parallels in the push for drastic government programs to address the environment. Totalitarian forces use every crisis to clamp down on dissent in the name of climate control, he observed, adding that the multi-billion-dollar Biden Inflation Reduction Act to expand “carbon capture” does nothing for the environment. Kennedy called for a free market approach to solving climate problems and an end to government subsidies for both traditional and alternative sources of energy.

It’s unclear exactly how Kennedy’s third-party campaign will impact the presidential race between leading candidates Trump and Biden. Kennedy is currently trying to qualify for the June 27 presidential debate with the two frontrunners. He has attained 15% support in three national polls, and needs just one more to met one of CNN’s qualifications for the debate. The other stipulation is that he be on the ballot in states that represent at least 270 Electoral College votes – the minimum to win the White House. While Kennedy claims to have qualified for enough ballots to be capable of winning 278 electoral votes, this is still a matter of legal dispute.

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In new Radio Kenai interview RFK flips on late-term abortion, blasts Covid jabs, decries weaponized justice

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Friend of Humanity says:

    I don’t trust anyone who flips their stance as they are working to get on the ballot in all 50 states. Sorry RFK, but I think you are trying to fool people.

  • Vonda Sanders says:

    I totally agree! He’s lying. he sees his losing in the polls so of course he’s going to flip!!

  • Citizenkane says:

    RFK JR. King of Fools.

  • Michael Johnson says:

    Do not drink the Kool-Aid this guy is selling. He is a liberal and not friendly to the 2nd amendment.

  • Michael Johnson says:

    Do not drink the Koolaid this guy is selling. He is very liberal on many issues including your 2nd Amendment rights. He would be great on a commission to review how Big Pharma is developing vaccines and how to reign them in with legal restrictions.

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    Why are the spammers not working this page?