(THE HILL) — The crowd at Wednesday night’s GOP presidential debate booed heartily when the candidates were asked about the recent controversy over contraception.

And the candidates, after saying they didn’t want to talk about it, went on at length attacking President Obama on the issue.

The issue has come to the forefront largely because of a fight between Obama and some religious organizations, including the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, over whether their insurance plans should be required to include contraception.

The candidates quickly piled on, attacking the media and Obama on the issue.

Newt Gingrich went first, blasting the media for their coverage of the issue then accusing Obama for supporting “infanticide.”

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