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Posted on 03/15/2014 11:14:26 AM PDT by Rashputin
Hillary Clinton tells UN: No human progress without abortion-on-demand
by Kirsten Andersen
NEW YORK CITY, March 13, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is expected to be the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, believes it is a bedrock truth that abortion restrictions hamper human progress, and any efforts to improve womens rights must begin with increased access to contraception and abortion.
Addressing the United Nations for International Womens Day, Clinton told her audience, There is one lesson from the past, in particular, that we cannot afford to ignore: You cannot make progress on gender equality or broader human development, without safeguarding womens reproductive health and rights. That is a bedrock truth.
Expanding access to so-called family planning services like contraception and abortion, Clinton said, must be the starting point for work today when it comes to womens rights.
Clinton said that even the United States, which has some of the most lenient abortion laws of any developed Western nation, falls short when it comes to giving women free access to abortion-on-demand.
This remains the great unfinished business of the 21st century, Clinton said. No country in the world, including my own, has achieved full participation.
Abortion access as a fundamental human right has long been a core principle for Mrs. Clinton. On the very first day of her husband Bill Clintons presidency in 1993, which nearly coincided with the 20th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, she pushed him to sign five executive orders authorizing federal funding for and involvement with abortion both of which had been banned under Presidents Bush and Reagan.
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While her husbands staff thought it was too soon to make such a controversial move, Mrs. Clinton strongly disagreed. Biographer Carl Bernstein wrote in his 2007 book A Woman in Charge, The milestone anniversary of Roe v. Wade, in Hillarys view, was the perfect opportunity to move the new presidency on course unambiguously in terms of womens rights, signal the religious right that its decade of dominance in regard to such personal questions was over.
As first lady, Mrs. Clinton chaired the task force overseeing the development of the presidents ultimately disastrous attempt at transitioning the U.S. into a universal health care system. She promised that under the Clinton plan, abortion would be widely available, even promising federal funding for the controversial new abortion drug RU-486 which she had been instrumental in fast-tracking through the FDA approval process. Mrs. Clinton was also instrumental in making Plan B, the so-called morning-after pill, legal in America.
At a 1994 UN conference on population and development in Cairo, the Clintons stacked the U.S. delegation with pro-abortion representatives who pressured world leaders to include access to abortion in their definition of reproductive health care, which was about to be declared a fundamental human right. Ultimately, the push failed, and the Cairo document went forward without abortion enshrined in its definition of basic reproductive health care. But the following year, Mrs. Clinton made world headlines with her speech at the 4th World Conference on Women in Beijing, in which she again spoke strongly in favor of choice.
More recently, as Secretary of State, Clinton told the 2012 Rio+20 United Nations conference in Rio de Janeiro that she was disappointed they had once again failed to enshrine abortion-on-demand as a basic human right. "While I am very pleased that this year's outcome document endorses sexual and reproductive health and universal access to family planning, to reach our goals in sustainable development we also have to ensure women's reproductive rights, Clinton said.
She promised that with or without UN backing, the U.S. would continue to lead the charge to expand access to elective abortion around the world.
Women’s rights = legal murder
Human progress my butt! I wonder what the Muslim nations at the UN had to say about that one?
If Americans elect this monster to be their next President, this country deserves whatever happens to it.
With the child we have in there now, we already do deserve whatever happens.
Killing babies IS NOT PROGRESS!!!!!
Gehenna is not new.
We can’t execute that guy on death row, HE MAY BE INNOCENT!
But go ahead and kill that baby. It may be guilty of something.
What right did she have to “fast track” anything
through the FDA?
They prefer to kill them after they are born.
The stupid white folks who abort their children fall into the category of either collateral damage or too stupid to live.
From an old country song:
Are we rolling down hill
Like a snowball headed for Hell?
With no kind of chance
For the Flag or the Liberty Bell
Since Hillary loves abortion so much..maybe she can do a post abortion on HERSELF..I know I wouldn’t miss her..I think Reagan said it best, why is it that abortion lovers have themselves, never been aborted
oh, and let’s not forget to protect the baby seals!
as a great woman once said... what difference doe it make.
You have to kill humans to save them.../sarc
Save us from Hillary Clinton, a shallow-minded, power-hungry, ravenous harpy.
She is simply despicable. At least the gloves are off, no equivocation.
According to her world view, too many of the wrong kind of child is being born. This must be stopped! She would have fit in perfectly in Nazi Germany, or Lenin’s Russia.
21st Century Moloch.
“progressives” are now about asserting their foundation of eugenics as a fundamental right.
But don't pretend the ROP is any defender of the innocent.
Inside or outside of the womb, infanticide is infanticide.