by Steven Ertelt
May 18, 2006
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Continuing what is rapidly becoming the campaign theme for the 2006 elections, Hillary Clinton, the pro-abortion New York senator and likely 2008 presidential candidate, has sent out a fundraising letter claiming pro-life lawmakers and advocates are to blame for abortions.
Frustrated that Americas are increasingly pro-life and opposed to abortions in most situations, abortion advocates like Clinton are trying to turn the tables in their favor.
Knowing Americans want to reduce the number of abortions and are generally supportive of contraception, pro-abortion groups lawmakers are accusing pro-life advocates of supporting abortions by opposing efforts to promote contraception.
Clinton makes the allegation that because pro-life lawmakers are opposing bills to mandate contraception coverage in insurance plans or allowing sales of the morning after pill, which can cause abortions, over the counter, they must not want to reduce abortions.
"There’s a quiet war going on in America," Clinton says in a recent fundraising letter.
She says "a small group of extreme ideologues" are "waging this silent war on contraception" with the help of President Bush and pro-life lawmakers in Congress.
The letter touts a new resolution Clinton introduced with pro-abortion New York Rep. Nita Lowey, a Democrat, that calls on Congress to support new campaigns to promote contraceptive use.
"Low-income women, denied access to contraception, are having more unwanted pregnancies — four times as many as those for higher income women. And almost half of all unwanted pregnancies end in abortion," Clinton says.
"It’s time to find out if Congress is serious about reducing unwanted pregnancies and abortions," she says.