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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks during the first night of the Democratic presidential debate on June 26, 2019 in Miami, Florida.Joe Raedle/Getty Images

MIAMI, Florida, June 26, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – At the Democratic debate Wednesday night, Sen. Elizabeth Warren wouldn’t say whether she supports any limits on abortion.

Warren was asked point-blank if she would put any limits on abortion, to which she answered, “I would make certain that every woman has access to the full range of reproductive health services.”

Abortion came up in the debate in the context of healthcare policy and Democrat proposals for Medicare for all. As the candidates discussed how much of a government overhaul of the health system they support, several of them touted their support for abortion on demand.

“It’s not enough for us to expect the courts to protect us,” Warren fretted, noting “state after state” has “undermined Roe [v. Wade].” 

“We need to make it federal law,” she said. 

NARAL called Warren’s stance “strong.”

Former Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro said “yes,” his proposed healthcare plan would cover abortion. 

“I believe in reproductive justice,” he said. “Just because a woman or someone in the trans community…is poor” doesn’t mean they should be prevented from obtaining an abortion. Castro similarly plugged transgenderism as related to abortion at a Planned Parenthood candidate forum on Saturday. On Wednesday, he also pledged to appoint justices who support Roe v. Wade.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee bragged about his record of expanding abortion in his state’s health insurance plans. Sen. Amy Klobuchar chimed in that there were three women on the stage who have “fought” for abortion.

Ten candidates participated in the June 26 debate. There will be another one with the remaining candidates on June 27.

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