Imagine that? Questions…Hillary won’t answer. Really? Either the Democratic race is heating up or Hillary is feeling the Bern!
During the last Democratic Party debate, Hillary Clinton demanded to know why the media wasn’t asking her about abortion. “We’ve not had one question about a woman’s right to make her own decisions about reproductive health care. Not one question,” she plaintively pointed out. Hilary Weaver at New York translated Hillary’s plea to mean: “Why the hell aren’t we talking about the fact that a bunch of conservative dudes want to police my body?”
Well, that’s not a question. That’s a political platitude with a question mark at the end. It’s also an inane way of framing a complex debate that, in its fairest reading, pits questions about life against privacy concerns. But Weaver is right. It’s exactly what Hillary would like to talk about. Because Democrats don’t want to answer questions about the science or the moral implications of abortion, they want to talk about a bunch of conservative dudes.
Hillary should be asked about abortion. It’s not widely known, for example, that most elected Democrats support legal abortion on demand to the moment of crowning — as long as the woman has huddled with her physician and family members and decided the fetus is a superfluous appendage and not a human being.
At the pro-life Charlotte-Lozier Institute, Dr. Elizabeth Johnson argues that both medical literature and late-term abortion providers show the majority of late-term procedures are not performed for “maternal health complications or lethal fetal anomalies discovered late in pregnancy.” So it’s, at least, a debatable contention.
Perhaps Hillary could clarify her position by answering this question:
- “Do you support the legal right of women to have abortions in the late third trimester even if their life is not threatened in any way?”
How about for follow up, here’s some more questions for Hillary?
- What is the moral or scientific difference between disposing of (or whatever euphemism for “killing” you’re comfortable with) a viable baby in utero or in the hospital?
- Do you believe women who are pro-life or oppose late-term abortions should be equated to terrorist groups?
- Do you believe women should have the legal right to use abortion as a tool of eugenics? For example, should abortion be available to people who don’t want to be saddled with a Down Syndrome child?
- Do you believe women should have the legal right to have abortions as a means of selecting the sex of their babies? How about eye color?
At the debate, Hillary pivoted off her support of overturning the First Amendment via Citizens United to bring up abortion again. “The only people I would appoint to the Supreme Court are people who believe Roe v. Wade is settled,” Hillary said, who is malleable on free expression but not on late-term abortions.
- If new science comes to light—if, for instance, science proves a fetus can feel pain and is sentient at 20 weeks—would you change your mind? Or is abortion an inherent human right that can’t be amended no matter what evidence surfaces?
- Why aren’t we asking every Democrat, including Hillary, if he or she believes there should be absolutely no limits on abortion, period? “Do you believe the act of killing a seven-pound, viable baby in the uterus for convenience is immoral?”
Clinton’s views on abortion ARE radical. Afterall, wasn’t it Hillary who pointed out recently that unborn children do not have any Constitutional rights? Well, who appointed her God Almighty? But then again, she is endorsed by Planned Parenthood isn’t she?…so say no more.
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