Hillary’s Abortion Promotion at International Women’s DayPosted: March 17, 2014
Hillary’s Abortion Promotion at International Women’s Day
by JBS President John F. McManus
As everyone knows – or certainly should know by now – Hillary Clinton expects to be the Democratic Party’s nominee for President in 2016. Repeatedly questioned about her future plans, she has avoided declaring her intentions while enjoying the attention being paid her.
Never unwilling to accept a speaking engagement, she recently addressed a gathering at United Nations headquarters in New York. The event was International Women’s Day and the former Secretary of State used her opportunity at the podium to champion “women’s reproductive rights.” That, of course, means abortion.
Support for terminating life in the womb is nothing new for Mrs. Clinton. She worked with her husband while he was President (1993-2001) to persuade numerous countries to legalize the practice. She also backed abortion during her term as a U.S. Senator from New York and then as Secretary of State, the post she voluntarily left in 2012.
According to a Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute (C-FAM) report about her appearance at the UN, the heavy favorite to carry the Democratic banner in the 2016 election claimed: “You cannot make progress on gender equality or broader human development without safeguarding” the right to terminate a pregnancy. C-FAM noted that she received thunderous applause when insisting that equality for women continues to be “the great unfinished business of the 21st century.” Of course, her notion of “equality” for women includes snuffing out the lives of a million pre-born babies each year, half of whom are females needing only to be left alone in the womb until natural birth.
Abortion remains a horrible blight on humanity, something in which our own nation participates. In 2012, for instance, Planned Parenthood in the U.S. claimed performing 329,445 “abortion procedures.” As television commentator Brit Hume wryly noted, this organization has a bizarre way of employing the word “parenthood.”
Mrs. Clinton’s enthusiasm for abortion will not be challenged within the Democratic Party during her run to become the nation’s first female president. She will never acknowledge her own mother’s unwillingness to terminate her life before birth. We can only hope that more Americans begin to understand that snuffing out life in the womb is wrong, and that it will be followed inevitably by the taking of life that is too old, or too unproductive, or too something else.
Life remains sacred even if it isn’t considered so by many political figures. It deserves government protection, not destruction while government looks the other way. Because Mrs. Clinton is one of the loudest cheerleaders for killing babes in utero, she should be considered dangerous and shunned, not applauded as though she were a champion of just causes.
This is merely one in a long list of reasons why the United States needs to get out of the United Nations. Learn more at our “Get US Out! of the United Nations” action project page.