The #DemDebate was three hours long and not one question about abortion or reproductive rights.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) September 13, 2019
Three hours, not one question on abortion—with women’s rights under attack across our country.
— Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) September 13, 2019
Media outlets like The New York Times noted that the third Democratic presidential debate included no questions about issues often deemed “women’s issues” like the gender wage gap and reproductive rights. Advocates on these issues as well as presidential contenders including Harris and O’Rourke also cited the omission.