Minnesota Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar refused to take a position on late-term abortions during her appearance on The View.
During Friday’s television appearance, View host Meghan McCain asked Klobuchar about her position on the topic. Late-term abortions have been a controversial issue recently after the comments Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam made on this issue.
The presidential candidate side-stepped this question by saying she is for “a woman having the right to make a choice about her own body.”
As McCain asked another question, Joy Behar, McCain’s View co-host, came to Klobuchar’s defense by saying “it is so rare” for late-term abortions to occur.
“I don’t think it should be that hard to say ‘I’m not for late-term abortion,'” McCain said after not getting a direct response from Klobuchar.
However, the Minnesota senator did address her concern for Roe v. Wade being overturned as Alabama and Missouri have recently passed laws tightening their state abortion laws.
“They are taking us backward and they are basically criminalizing doctors when they do this,” Klobuchar said.
She said there has been an “assault” on women’s health because of efforts to defund Planned Parenthood and take away the Affordable Care Act.
“The irony and tragedy of what they are doing is while they are taking away the women’s right to choose they are trying to take away the right to get contraception,” she added.
Later, the presidential candidate expressed concern about women being used as political pawns to get these laws heard in front of the Supreme Court.
A recent Fox News poll has Klobuchar tied for eighth with Julian Castro for the Democratic presidential nominee.
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