Debbie Wasserman Schultz: ‘Would Rand Paul Let a Woman Die Because She’s Carrying a Baby?’

And the war of words continues...

In the latest of what Wolf Blitzer calls a “tough exchange” between Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), Schultz fired back at the GOP presidential candidate on Wolf’s show Tuesday afternoon.

Last Wednesday, Wolf read a statement from to Paul Schultz on the matter of abortion exceptions:

“Here’s an answer. I support letting women and their doctors make this decision without government getting involved. Period. End of story… And I’d appreciate it if you could respond without ‘shushing’ me.”

After listening to the statement, Paul giggled and alleged that it sounded as if she was “ok with killing a 7 pound baby.”  Wolf repeated the question to Schultz during his show on Tuesday, bluntly asking: “Is it ok to kill a 7 pound baby?”

Her response:

We have very different definitions of personal liberty. I made that clear in my response the Democratic Party’s position is we are pro-choice. We believe a decision on a woman’s reproductive choices is best left between a woman and her doctor and I am still waiting for Rand Paul to say whether or not he supporting exceptions when a woman is raped, going to force a woman to carry a baby to term and not allow her to make that choice? When she’s the victim of rape, the victim of incest? Are we going to let a woman die? Would Rand Paul let a woman die because she’s carrying a baby or is he going to let her make that choice with her doctor? We’re waiting on that but Rand Paul’s first day out of the gate as a candidate for president was spent not talking about the issues that matter the most to Americans — the economy, jobs, and helping people reach the middle class — but debating me on abortion.

Watch clip below, courtesy of CNN.

[h/t Mediaite]