Skip to comments.Hillarycare: Abortion Free for All
Posted on 01/28/2005 5:20:09 AM PST by kattracks
Aides to New York Sen. Hillary Clinton insist that her comments to an Albany abortion rights group earlier this week were nothing new for the top Democrat - that she's always been against the procedure and has long pushed for programs to make abortion "safe, legal and rare."
But when Mrs. Clinton was in charge of health care reform, she sought a radical expansion of abortion availability, making it a taxpayer funded woman's right. Under Hillarycare, all health insurance plans were forced to cover abortions as part of the standard benefits package. Medicaid beneficiaries would have been covered for elective abortions. Mrs. Clinton would have also had taxpayers pick up the tab for abortions for uninsured women who previously had to pay for the procedure themselves.
Hillary's blanket coverage may have fit with her pledge to make abortion "safe and legal," but would have hardly helped keep it "rare."
In fact, her refusal to compromise on the abortion provision became a lightning rod for opposition and was one the reasons Hillarycare went down in flames.
Every now and then, Mrs. Clinton drops her "abortion is tragic" facade, and her true position emerges.
In 1994, for instance, she cabled American diplomats at the U.N. population conference in Cairo to urge participating countries to affirm that "access to safe, legal and voluntary abortion is a fundamental right of all women."
Mrs. Clinton's new image as an abortion moderate also doesn't jibe with her continuing support for partial birth abortion.
Asked about the gruesome procedure during her 2000 Senate campaign, Hillary called it "horrible."
But in the next breath the real Hillary blurted out: "But if your life is at stake, if your health is at stake, if the potential for having any more children is at stake, this must be a woman's choice."
Hillary has always been perfectly consistent: she will say anything that promotes the goal of concentrating power in the hands of Hillary Clinton.
Thanks for the post. 63 million Americans say Run Hillary Run.
That's "common ground".
I knew from the inception that this sanctioned mass murder was not so much about a "woman's right to choose", so much as the forced public funding for it.
Clinton . . . allowed that, "We can all recognize that abortion in many ways represents a sad, even tragic choice to many, many women."
If anodyne words like those are evidence of a move to the right, consider what that says about the pro-choice position. The pro-choice movement does not want to seek common ground in preventing unplanned pregnancies? It does not recognize that abortion is sad or tragic?
I think Charen is right on the money here. If a simple recognition that abortion is 'sad, even tragic' in many instances is a move toward the center, what must the mainstream pro-abortion position be? (Not that we didn't already know.)
That and Molechs lust for blood must be appeased. That's how I'm starting to see these ****ing people.
The irony of this liberal position is that over time, their affinity toward abortion will only serve to increase the conservative majority. The next generation of liberals is being aborted today.
Oh, absolutely. I think many of them are deeply evil ... the power they want most is the power to kill.
If Hillary ran, her thighs would catch fire.
There are in for a Rude Awakening one of these days. There'll be no spin in His Courtroom.
The fact that she is trying to portray herself as an abortion moderate, who prays .. says that she realizes how important it is for her to try to distance herself from what she is really about.
If I was as good a Christian as Mrs. Clinton, I would be shaking in my boots. "GOD WILL NOT BE MOCKED'".
Ah is this what Hillary meant when she said that abortions should be rare?
I don't know if she's a Christian (kinda doubt it) but she did use the word "evangelical" recently in a sentence;) He is'nt coming back to jump up on the Cross again, that's for damn sure!
I won't judge if she is a Christian or not, but there is no doubt in my mind that if she is, she is really backsliding.
I'm only going by her "fruit", I can't read her mind.
This slogan evades the underlying moral issue. By definition, abortion is never 'safe' for the fetus - it inevitably ends in its death.
Hillary must think that people don't have good memories. Her words and past actions can never be forgotten.
CAN ANYONE REMEMBER THE FIRST EXECUTIVE ORDERS OF THE HIS AND HERS ADMINISTRATION?
Homos in the military!
No kidding! Cool bumperstickers BTW.
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