GOP Candidates Reveal Their Terrifying Fantasies About Abortion At First Debate
The story doesn’t mention Donald Trump, but as it turns out, unsurprisingly, a large number if not most of the Republican presidential hopefuls dream of being able to go back to the days of coat hanger abortions and women dying from unsafe pregnancies. Either that or they’re delusional enough to actually believe that access to abortion doesn’t save women’s lives and that a significant number of them will magically stop having them, once it’s illegal under all circumstances. Tara Culp-Ressler has all the details,
Candidates take the stage for the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken
Loans Arena Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland.
Thursday night’s primetime GOP presidential debate gave the leading candidates an opportunity to start staking out their positions. And there’s one area where the contenders are clearly working hard to prove their right-wing bona fides: reproductive rights.
It’s no surprise that the GOP field is firmly anti-abortion. Nonetheless, the candidates on stage did their best to stake out particularly extreme stances when it comes to women’s access to reproductive health care. Here are the policy stances that Republicans doubled down on during the Fox News debate: