Clinton Defends Her Extreme Abortion Views During Third Presidential Debate

Leah Barkoukis
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Posted: Oct 19, 2016 9:31 PM
Clinton Defends Her Extreme Abortion Views During Third Presidential Debate

Hillary Clinton’s extreme views about abortion were on full display during the third presidential debate Wednesday night. Not only did she pledge to support Planned Parenthood and uphold Roe v. Wade, she defended her belief in late term, partial birth abortion.

When moderator Chris Wallace asked Clinton how far she believes the right to abortion goes, noting that she once said the fetus has no constitutional rights and that she voted against the late term, partial birth abortion ban, the former secretary of state defended having no limits on the practice.

“The kinds of cases that fall at the end the end pregnancy are often the most heartbreaking, painful decisions for families to make,” she said. “I have met with women who toward the end of pregnancy get the worst news one could get that their health is in jeopardy if they continue to carry to term or that something terrible has happened or been discovered about the pregnancy. I do not think the United States government should be stepping in making those most personal of decisions. So we can regulate if we are doing so with the life and health of the mother taken into account.”

When asked for his view of late term, partial birth abortion, Donald Trump said he thought it was “terrible” and took the opportunity to point out just how extreme Clinton’s position is.

“If you go with what Hillary is saying, in the ninth month, you can take the baby and rip the baby out of the womb of the mother just prior to the birth of the baby,” he said.

“Now, you can say that that's OK and Hillary can say that that's OK. But it's not OK with me, because based on what she's saying, and based on where she's going, and where she's been, you can take the baby and rip the baby out of the womb in the ninth month on the final day. And that's not acceptable.”

 Trump also said he is pro-life and would appoint pro-life judges to the Supreme Court.