LAS VEGAS (CBSNewYork) — Donald Trump insinuated that when Hillary Clinton voted against a ban of late-term abortions as senator that allows a baby to be ripped from a woman’s womb in the ninth month of pregnancy.
Moderator Chris Wallace asked the Democratic nominee during the third presidential debate about voting against a late-term abortion ban and previously saying the fetus has no constitutional rights.
Clinton responded that Roe vs. Wade sets out there can be regulations on abortion “so long as the life and the health of the mother are taken into account.”
“And when I voted as a senator, I did not think that was the case. The kinds of cases that fall at the end of pregnancy are often the most heartbreaking, painful decisions for families to make,” Clinton said. “I do not think the United States government should be stepping in and be making those most personal of decisions. You can regulate if you are doing so with the life and the health of the mother taken into account.”
Trump responded, “If you go with what Hillary is saying 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. Now you can say that’s OK, and Hillary can say that’s OK, but it’s not OK with me. Based on what she’s saying and based on where she’s going and where she’s been, you can take the baby and rip the baby out of the womb in the ninth month on the final day and that’s not acceptable.”
Clinton called Trump’s response “scare rhetoric.”
“Well that is not what happens in these cases and using that kind of scare rhetoric is terribly unfortunate,” the former secretary of state said.
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.