Hillary Clinton was furious that one topic wasn’t presented at the April 14 democratic debate: defending a woman’s right to choose! This powerful woman wanted to focus on women’s rights for at least one debate; it looks like the NYC showdown still wasn’t the place!
While Hillary Clinton, 68, was doing quite well with the topics at hand at the ninth democratic debate at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on April 14, she was hoping that she’d be asked something a little different than usual! Toward the end of the debate, Hillary insisted that she and fellow candidate, Bernie Sanders, 74, discuss a woman’s right to choose!
Hillary and Bernie’s debate ran the gamut from foreign policy experience, to fracking, to big banks and gun control. But the two democratic candidates were not presented with the opportunity to discuss abortion rights; in fact, it’s a topic that’s never been presented at any of their debates! With just 15 minutes left to go, Hillary was visibly upset: “We’ve had nine debates and not a single question on a woman’s right to choose.” Damn! Hillary was telling it like it is!
Hillary tearing up the rulebook and going OFF about abortion & a woman's right to choose right now HECK TO THE YES pic.twitter.com/FQHrjpCEpP
— Rebecca Eisenberg (@ryeisenberg) April 15, 2016
Finally!! Hillary wants to know why not one question, in any debate, on a woman's right to choose. #mediafail
— Cathy Arnst (@cathyarnst) April 15, 2016
It was a major debate moment that became the most talked-about part of the night. Because she’s right: why haven’t the democratic candidates been asked about abortion rights a single time? Bernie is pro-choice as well, and he and Hillary would both give impassioned, intelligent responses to whatever asked. It’s shocking that they weren’t asked during the NYC debate, after the volatile hatred being spewed from the republican side during each and every one of their debates — even more so lately!
Awesome Hillary – you go she talks about right to choose and why "we are never asked" in debates you go!👍👍👍👍👍
— Sacha Millstone (@SachaOnMoney) April 15, 2016
YES thank you Hillary for calling out the complete lack of questions on women's health and right to choose!
— Mey Valdivia Rude (@meyrude) April 15, 2016
Donald Trump, 69, has stated that women should be “punished” for having abortions. Yes, punished. No mention of the men in this equation, of course. Ted Cruz, 45, is deeply pro-life, and wants to overturn Roe v. Wade, the historic bill that made abortion legal. The current senator of Texas, he presides over the state with the poorest, scarcest abortion access in the United States. Some women are forced to travel hours for abortions, or not get them at all. Ted is so twisted over women’s sexuality that he once attempted to ban the sale of dildos and other sex toys in Texas.
Needless to say, Hillary’s cry for justice was heard, and appreciated. If only there was a chance at the debate to address it. With the New York state primary happening on April 19, this was the last chance for the democrats to have any discussion about it, but there’s still a long road to the Democratic National Convention — and plenty of debates to rectify this situation!
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