In an interview with Meet The Press, Hillary Clinton revealed her belief that unborn babies are not privy to the same Constitutional protections afforded all other living human beings.
“The unborn person doesn’t have constitutional rights,” Clinton explained. “Under our laws currently, that is not something that exists.”
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Transcript via GOP.com:
NBC’S CHUCK TODD: “When, or if, does an unborn child have constitutional rights?”
CLINTON: “Well, under our laws currently, that is not something that exists. The unborn person doesn’t have constitutional rights. Now, that doesn’t mean that we don’t do everything we possibly can, in the vast majority of instances to, you know, help a mother who is carrying a child and wants to make sure that child will be healthy, to have appropriate medical support. It doesn’t mean that you don’t do everything possible to try to fulfill your obligations. But it does include sacrificing the woman’s right to make decisions. And I think that’s an important distinction, that under Roe v. Wade we’ve had enshrined under our Constitution.”
First off, is there anything more cold and callous than the phrase “unborn person?” Clinton is a small step away from simply referring to the baby as a ‘clump of cells.’
Can you imagine a Hallmark card congratulating a mother and father on the news of their ‘unborn person?’
Predictably, anti-life Planned Parenthood advocates complained that Clinton would even dare to use the word ‘child’ in her comments, because it ‘misleadingly implies a sense of humanity.’
Meanwhile, the RNC issued a statement denouncing Clinton’s “extreme stance against the value of protecting life.”
Hillary Clinton has repeatedly avoided giving a definitive stance on the rights of unborn children throughout her career, but when pressed this morning by NBC’s Chuck Todd to define her positon on what limits to abortion she believes in, Clinton revealed that she believes no unborn child is subject to constitutional rights. Voters now know Clinton’s extreme stance against the value of protecting life, and can no longer be misled by her deceptive pandering.
Commentary Magazine editor, John Podhoretz, explains that Clinton’s own comments reveal exactly why the child is granted Constitutional rights.
This is Trump-level gaffery. If you acknowledge personhood, then the unborn has every Constitutional right. https://t.co/0WKwOThT5y
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) April 3, 2016
The left likes to portray even minor things as the ‘new civil rights issue of our time.’ Things like college education, amnesty, etc. But it’s clear with the Democrat front-runner for the presidency declaring that unborn babies have no Constitutional rights, that supporting pro-life efforts is the true civil rights issue of our time.