Washington D.C., Mar 9, 2016 / 06:23 am
Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders drew heavy criticism for their recent defense of abortion, which critics say is out of touch with the American people.
"Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were finally asked about abortion last night, and we now know why it's been avoided up until this point: Both oppose legislation that would protect unborn children from brutally painful late-term abortions after five months of pregnancy," said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List.
The subject of abortion was raised in the March 7 Democratic Town Hall hosted by Fox News. Moderator Bret Baier asked both Clinton and Sanders about their support for abortion and whether they would accept any limits on the legality of the procedure.
Pro-life critics suggested that both candidates avoided a direct answer to the question because their views are more extreme than that of the American public.