Kirsten Gillibrand gave her opponents a history lesson on abortion politics at the debate
Democrats have similar positions on abortion. The New York senator asked how hard they’ll fight.
By Anna North
Jun 28, 2019
Many candidates in this week’s Democratic debates talked about the future of abortion rights in America. But Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was one of few to talk about the history.
The exchange started with a question to Sen. Bernie Sanders about how he would preserve abortion rights if the landmark Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade were overturned before he became president. Sanders responded that his Medicare for All bill would cover abortion for anyone who wanted it.