Dems Afraid of the Abortion Issue at the Debate

Photo credit: Teresa via Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)
Photo credit: Teresa via Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)

Democrats got a free pass on their abortion extremism last night. Moderators failed to pose a single question on the candidates’ support for abortion on-demand, up until the moment of birth. Nothing on taxpayer funding of abortion. Nothing on Planned Parenthood. Nothing on late-term abortion and the GOP move to stop it. Nothing.

As NewsBusters points out, CNN moderators ignored abortion even when one of the candidates brought it up.

Hillary Clinton briefly defended Planned Parenthood, America’s top abortion provider, when responding to a question about family leave, saying: “[I]t’s always the Republicans or their sympathizers who say, ‘You can’t have paid leave, you can’t provide health care.’ They don’t mind having big government to interfere with a woman’s right to choose and to try to take down Planned Parenthood. They’re fine with big government when it comes to that. I’m sick of it.”

Clinton’s muted mention of her top abortion ally, and nonexistent reply from the other debate participants, speaks volumes. It says: “Avoid. We are on the wrong side of the abortion debate.”

Marjorie Dannenfelser is the president of the Susan B. Anthony List, a national pro-life organization dedicated to electing leaders and advancing legislation to reduce and ultimately end abortion.