N.Y. Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand and her Republican challenger, Wendy E. Long, faced off in an hour-long debate on Wednesday, Oct. 17.
Ms. Long declared emphatically in the debate that she was prolife. She has been endorsed by the prolife Susan B. Anthony Fund. Sen. Gillibrand said she upholds abortions rights and the HHS Mandate, which requires employers to provide insurance plans that offer contraception, sterilization, and abortifacient drugs.
For the C-Span video, we’ve provided a list of topics covered so you can drag the timeline to the topics you’d like to hear the debaters discuss.
00:00 Opening remarks
04:00 Foreign affairs, Libya
07:00 Stimulus program and government spending
13:43 Roe v. Wade, abortion rights, NY abortion laws, HHS mandate
22:08 Supreme Court
24:01 Gun control — Second amendment rights
28:20 Lightning Round — death penalty, funding PBS, banning large sugary drinks
31:38 The economy, reforming tax code
32:57 Sexual harassment scandal cover-up in Albany
35:44 Medicare and the Affordable Care Act
37:33 Bipartisan compromise
40:37 Foreign affairs, Israel, Iran, Afghanistan
48:01 Economy in New York state, fracking
54:41 The Dream Act, immigration
56:55 Closing remarks.