Following former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's comments Sunday regarding abortion, which can be seen below, Bill Donohue of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights issued the following statement:
"Under Roe v. Wade, as you know," said Hillary, "there is room for reasonable kinds of restrictions after a certain point in time." She did not say why she has never found a restriction she could support, including the reasonable restriction on stabbing the skull of a baby who is 80 percent born (otherwise known as partial-birth abortion).
"The unborn person doesn't have constitutional rights," she said. Having conceded that pregnant mothers are carrying the life of another person, she did not feel obligated to protect that life. Moreover, she did not say why constitutional rights can be denied to one class of persons without greasing the slide to denying other classes of persons.
Hillary's position is eerily reminiscent of what U.S. Supreme Court Justice Roger Taney said in his infamous 1857 Dred Scott ruling on slavery: He declared that blacks had "no rights which the white man was bound to respect."
Hillary also told "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd that "in the third trimester of pregnancy there is room for looking at the life and the health of the mother." This shows how abortion totally confounds her—it is not just Donald Trump who needs to develop a coherent position.
Third trimester discussions do not focus exclusively on "the life and the health of the mother"; rather, they focus on "the life and the health" of the baby, as well. She knows that but can't admit to it.
Last year, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed legislation banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. "At five months," he said, "that's the time when that unborn child can feel pain." Hillary labeled his decision "dangerous." Dangerous to whom? According to her reasoning, expounded yesterday, it couldn't be the child. After all, unborn persons have no constitutional rights.
Clinton's comments were made during Sunday's "Meet the Press" on NBC, during which she was asked about Republican front-runner Donald Trump's comments on the issue of abortion. See the exchange below.
Clinton's comments were also similar to her Democrat presidential challenger, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.), reinforcing the Democratic Party's position on abortion, which is deeply at odds with a biblical worldview. Sanders said:
"All I know is that I will fight as strong as I can to defend a woman's right to choose. I believe that it is an outrage that Republicans who tell us how much they hate the government now want to tell every American—every American woman—what she can and cannot do with her body. And I do agree with the Secretary. I don't believe there's any constitutional protection for the unborn."
See the entire exchange between Sanders and ABC's George Stephanopoulos below Fast forward to the 4:37 mark for the beginning of the discussion about Clinton's abortion comments.
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