Clinton: Why no abortion questions in Dem debates?

Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump to visit Georgia next week Former NY Rep. Claudia Tenney to face Anthony Brindisi in House rematch Powell takes on Trump over Confederate flag MORE at Thursday's Democratic presidential debate chastised moderators for not asking a single question about women’s reproductive rights, during a time in which she says abortion rights are under attack from Republican presidential candidates and governors.

After responding to a question about President Obama’s nomination for the Supreme Court, the former secretary of State seized on the opportunity to bring up Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court case that legalized abortion.


“I want to say something about this, since we’re talking about the Supreme Court and what’s at stake,” Clinton said near the end of the New York debate.

"We've had eight debates before, this is our ninth,” Clinton said. “We've not had one question about a woman's right to make her own decisions about reproductive health care. Not one question.” 

Clinton said it’s particularly concerning that “we are never asked about this” given that GOP front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump on Kanye West's presidential run: 'He is always going to be for us' Marie Yovanovitch on Vindman retirement: He 'deserved better than this. Our country deserved better than this' Trump says Biden has been 'brainwashed': 'He's been taken over by the radical left' MORE has said women who receive illegal abortions should be punished, while scores of Republican states have led efforts to defund Planned Parenthood.

“We need to be talking about that and defending Planned Parenthood from these outrageous attacks,” she added.