Clinton v. Trump on Roe v. Wade


Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump  clashed over abortion in their  third and final debate of the presidential election on Wednesday evening. In one of the first questions, Trump was asked if he would seek to overturn Roe v. Wade, a landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision which protects a woman’s right to abortion.

Trump replied that he would appoint pro-life judges who redefine abortion as a matter to be settled on a state-by-state basis. He went on to pillory Clinton for her support of late term abortions:  “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.”

Clinton strongly backed abortion rights, saying that the government should not interfere in women’s “intimate” and “personal” decisions about their reproductive health: “I will defend Planned Parenthood. I will defend Roe v. Wade, and I will defend women's rights to make their own health care decisions.”

She defended her vote in the Senate against a ban on late-term partial-birth abortions, saying that “The kinds of cases that fall at the end of pregnancy are often the most heartbreaking, painful decisions for families to make.




MORE ON THESE TOPICS | abortion, law, us supreme court

This article is published by Xavier Symons and BioEdge under a Creative Commons licence. You may republish it or translate it free of charge with attribution for non-commercial purposes following these guidelines. If you teach at a university we ask that your department make a donation. Commercial media must contact us for permission and fees. Some articles on this site are published under different terms.

 
 Search BioEdge

 Subscribe to BioEdge newsletter
rss Subscribe to BioEdge RSS feed

 
comments powered by Disqus