In his debate appearance Oct. 7, Vice President Mike Pence sought to spotlight the difference between the Republican and Democratic candidates over abortion rights.
“I’m pro-life, I don’t apologize for it. This is another one of those cases where there’s such a dramatic contrast,” Pence said in Salt Lake City. “Joe Biden and Kamala Harris support taxpayer funding of abortion all the way up to the moment of birth, late term abortion.”
During the debate, Harris shook her head as Pence made his claim, but she did not directly address his statement. Before his claim, Harris had said she would “always fight for a woman’s right to make a decision about her own body.”
On taxpayer funding, both Biden and Harris say they want to get rid of the Hyde Amendment, a provision routinely added to health budget bills that bars federal funding for abortions.