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Hillary Says She Wants More Questions About Abortion. Here Are 10 She Won’t Answer

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The Federalist
April 18, 2016

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.

This, quite notably, is one of the only important decisions in everyday American life that Democrats believe government should stay out of.

So, since Clinton’s interested, why not start with the fundamental question: When does life begin? Is it whenever the mom decides life begins, or is it when science decides, or when courts decide, or when the kid is having her first birthday party?

If this question is above your pay grade, why are you willing to bet the lives of around 10,000 viable babies every year on a guess? Should government not err on the side of protecting life?

This issue was broached by “Face the Nation” moderator John Dickerson when he asked Hillary: “Do you support a federal limit on abortion at any stage of pregnancy?” At the time, Clinton answered that she did not support any federal limitations on abortion. So, in other words, not at any stage. Period.

Yet in a later interview with Chuck Todd, she claimed that there “can be restrictions in the very end of the third trimester, but they have to take into account the life and health of the mother.” This was widely interpreted as Clinton walking back the initial position. But I’m convinced it was just a Clintonian prevarication. Question: Yes, there “can be” limitations, but do you, Hillary Clinton, candidate for the presidency of the United States in 2016, believe there should be any limitations on abortion?

Almost No Abortions Are for a Mother’s Life

Hillary also told CBS she thought “that the kind of late-term abortions that take place are because of medical necessity. And, therefore, I would hate to see the government interfering with that decision.”

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Written by Leatherneck Blogger

May 19, 2016 at 06:00

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  1. Reblogged this on Rifleman III Journal.

    Rifleman III

    May 19, 2016 at 08:17

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