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By Texas Right to Life, LifeNews, Aug. 13, 2019
WASHINGTON, DC – In the second Democratic debate held in Detroit at the end of June, there was much fighting and arguing between the candidates, but one topic of discussion was conspicuously absent–abortion. There was little to no discussion of the issue, aside from attempted jabs and side remarks. This seems odd for the party whose platform unabashedly supports the “right” to kill preborn children.
The only notable mention of abortion was when Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) attacked former Vice President Joe Biden. Harris attacked Biden’s previous support for the Hyde Amendment, saying Biden “made a decision for years to withhold resources to poor women to have access to reproductive healthcare.” Biden rebutted, claiming that the Hyde Amendment had a different intent and he claimed “I support a woman’s right to choose. I support it’s a constitutional right.” After deciding to run for president, Biden flipped his stance on the Hyde Amendment, in his words, “Because there was not full federal funding for all reproductive services prior to this point.” The Hyde Amendment is a federal budget rider that prohibits tax dollars from being used for abortions.
Apart from this small tussle, there was no discussion whatsoever about abortion. ….