Both Rep. Ashley Hinson and Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer were asked about abortion during Monday’s debate.
Hinson said she is pro-life and believes the country needs to be on the side of life.
“What I would like to see in Congress is both sides come together on a very contentious issue,” she said. “We need to come together in the middle and make progress so we’re saving additional lives.”
Hinson then criticized Finkenauer’s pro-abortion position. Finkenauer refused to support a 20-week abortion ban in the Iowa legislature and Hinson said she believes Finkenauer would allow abortion all the way up to the end of pregnancy.
“I think that’s extreme,” Hinson said.
Finkenauer didn’t deny any of it.
“I support Roe v. Wade as it currently stands and I also know and believe that women’s health care is complicated,” she said. “It is not black and white. And at the end of the day, legislators do not believe in the doctor’s offices of pregnant women.”