Donald Trump confronted Hillary Clinton on late-term abortion with graphic imagery during Wednesday night’s presidential debate, drawing a stark contrast on the issue between himself and his Democratic opponent.
When confronted on her past opposition to late-term abortion by Fox News moderator Chris Wallace, Clinton clarified her position that the health of the mother must always be taken into account when trying to legislate abortion.
Trump took a tougher stance.
“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,” Trump said. “Now, you can say that that’s OK. And Hillary can say that that’s OK — but it’s not OK with me.”
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Clinton pushed back, accusing Trump of using “scare rhetoric” that is “terribly unfortunate.” Though she didn’t answer in blunt terms like Trump, Clinton seemed to suggest she supports abortion at all stages of pregnancy.
“You should meet with some of the women that I’ve met with,” Clinton said. “This is one of the worst possible choices that any women and her family has to make. And I do not believe the government should be making it.”