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Published: Fri, October 21, 2016
Medical | By Garry George

Hillary Clinton Awesomely Defended Abortion Rights at the Debate


Trump also said that he would be appointing pro-life Supreme Court justices, and if Roe vs. Wade is overturned, he believes states would be making the decision whether to legalize abortion.

Donald Trump during the the last and final presidential debate refused to commit to accepting the November 8 election result if he lost.

In a segment on the Supreme Court, Trump and Clinton sparred over gun rights and abortion rights.

Trump said he would appoint justices who would defend the Second Amendment and gun rights and would be pro-life.

While Clinton has said she believes a fetus lacks constitutional rights, she did vote against a ban on late-term abortions in 2003 while serving as a senator from NY.

Left off the stage Wednesday, as in the previous debates, were Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein, neither of whom has performed well enough in polls to be part of the debates based on the threshold set by the commission that runs the affairs.

In responding with a graphic description of a later abortion, Trump likely thrilled the anti-abortion activists who have urged Republicans to paint Democrats as extreme on the issue, by focusing on rare later abortions.

Though Trump has praised the women's health provider, he has also said the government should stop providing it with federal funds for contraception and testing for sexually transmitted infections, because many Planned Parenthood affiliates provide abortion.

The debate took place at University of Nevada's Thomas and Mack Centre and was moderated by Chris Wallace of Fox News.

Earlier, Clinton forcefully accused Trump of favoring Russia's leader over American military and intelligence experts Wednesday night, as the Republican nominee pointedly refused to accept the US government's assertion that Moscow has sought to meddle in the presidential election. "And I could just not be more opposed to that kind of thinking", she alleged.

Roe vs Wade was a landmark case in the USA in 1973 that upheld a woman's right to abortion.

Trump then asserted the law permits doctors to "rip the baby out of the womb" days before birth.

"I am a very strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment", the GOP nominee said, noting that he was "very proud to have the endorsement" of the National Rifle Association, while Clinton jabbed at him for receiving the group's support.

Clinton said she doesn't want to rip families apart, especially those who with children born in the United States.

"People are going to pour into our country", Trump said.

Clinton shot back that once the deal was finished, it didn't meet her standards. Tucker said, "Handgun crimes were just getting out of sight".

"The kinds of cases that fall at the end of pregnancy are often the most heartbreaking, painful decisions for families to make".

In his first response of the night, Mr Trump said he "truly didn't think" his opponent could win the election, despite his recent claims that the vote was rigged.

On the inflammatory issue of late-term abortions, in fact, the public basically supports both a "partial-birth abortion" ban and a health exception-not a position either candidate took.

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