by Steven Ertelt
March 8, 2007
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton joined a leading pro-abortion group earlier this week to announce a joint effort at recruiting women to help support her bid for the White House. However a top pro-life women’s group says Clinton doesn’t represent the views of all women on abortion.
Clinton told Emily’s List leaders they she would work with them to identify thousands of women who would become volunteers in her campaign hoping to capitalize on her status as the only woman seeking the presidency.
But not all women will support the pro-abortion campaign for Clinton even though she’s the only woman running for president.
Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said the preoccupation with Clinton’s gender is overblown.
“Everyone is talking about the possibility of having a Madame President in 2008, but few are asking how well she would represent the majority of American women," Dannenfelser said.
"Though her campaign is capitalizing on her status as the only woman candidate, Clinton’s extreme position in abortion puts her out-of-step with the majority of American women," she explained.
"These same women, whom many claim will carry Hillary to victory in 2008, actually support commonsense measures like parental involvement before minors can have abortions and a ban on partial-birth abortions," Dannenfelser added.
She also indicated that Clinton is out of step with women who are parents because she used her political muscle to urge the defeat of parental notice referendums in California and Oregon this past election cycle.
Clinton also voted against a ban on partial birth abortion, despite the fact that more than 70% of Americans oppose the gruesome procedure.
Polls also show the former first lady is out of touch with most women.
A June 2003 poll conducted by the pro-abortion Center for the Advancement of Women found 51% of women took a pro-life position opposing most or all abortions while only 30 percent said it should be generally available.
A September 2003 survey conducted by the Polling Company found 54 percent of women selected one of three different pro-life views opposing all or almost all abortions. Only 39 percent backed abortion.
“Clinton may speak of finding common ground in the abortion debate, but if her past political actions are any indication of her future presidential policies, there will be no ‘common ground’ under the administration of this potential Madame President," Dannenfelser concluded.
Related web sites:
Susan B. Anthony List – https://www.SBA-LIST.ORG