Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg argues that an unborn baby can be killed just before it breathes for the first time.

Buttigieg has been labeled by Michael Gordon, a former Clinton administration employee, as a possible “surprise” favorite in the presidential race, according to a Newsweek article.

“You could picture him more going toe-to-toe with Trump,” Gordon told Newsweek, adding, “He has a real moral authority in the way he talks, so he’s someone … who could surprise in, like Iowa” Gordon added.

However, the Democrat has been heavily criticized for his radical stance on abortion, which he argues should be legal and unrestricted until birth.

“Obviously it’s a tough issue for a lot of people to think morally,” Buttigieg explained in a radio interview on “Breakfast Club Power” in September.

“Then again, there’s a lot of parts of the Bible that talk about how life begins with breath, and so even that is something that we can interpret differently,” Buttigieg added.

In fact his own brother-in-law, Pastor Ryan Glezman asked Buttigieg on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News program shared by The Daily Caller to “reconsider his position and the way he is misrepresenting the scriptures to push this pro-abortion platform.”

The pastor recalled several biblical passages from Psalms that speak of people “made with fear and marvelously in the image of God” and “woven together in the womb of the woman.”

“I don’t know how you can read this and come out of it with any other understanding that life begins at conception,” Glezman said, calling Buttigieg’s interpretation “absurd and extravagant.”

“We need to create a culture that talks about human life and the human beings that have value,” Glezman added.

“We have to defend all the born and all the unborn … Pete has to make a decision. Will he defend the most vulnerable or will he seek power and distort the scriptures to fulfill his own political agenda? And that’s exactly what we’re seeing, not just with Pete but with the whole Democratic Party in the future,” he added.

Buttigieg not only supports abortion and the controversial multinational abortionist Planned Parenthood, but advocates that taxpayers should fund abortions, so he supports repealing the Hyde Amendment, which blocks federal Medicaid funding for abortions approved in 1976, according to The Daily Caller.

A 2018 Gallup study found that only 13 percent of Americans think abortion should be legal in the third trimester of a pregnancy.

Despite this, all Democratic presidential candidates insist on very radical positions on this issue.

Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York have called for federal legislation to repeal state regulations on abortion, according to The Daily Caller.