Hillary Clinton on Abortion

Hillary Clinton is the clear Democratic frontrunner for President in 2016.  The nomination is hers for the taking and she has all but announced. 

In 2016, we will have completed eight years of President Obama, the most pro-abortion president we could ever imagine.   Will Clinton be an improvement?  Recent statements make one shudder, for she continues to equate abortion with gender equality.  This view is only possible if you have complete denial of the child in the womb.  For, if gender equality is of prime importance for women, where is the equality for the female baby in the womb? And how disturbing is it to hold that for a woman to be “equal,” she must have the ability to kill her own child?

Clinton gave a speech at the United Nations on March 7 in recognition of International Women’s Day.  One news report quotes Clinton as saying, “There is one lesson from the past, in particular, that we cannot afford to ignore:  You cannot make progress on gender equality or broader human development, without safeguarding women’s reproductive health and rights.” 

At a June 2013 UN Conference, then Secretary of State Clinton stated that “Women must be empowered to make decisions about whether and when to have children.  The U.S. will continue to work to ensure that those rights are respected in international agreements.” 

The only remaining question is whether candidate Clinton will claim, as her husband did, that abortion should be “safe, legal and rare,” a phrase abandoned in the current administration.  At least the Obama Administration has conceded that its policies do not make abortion “rare.” 

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