Hillary Clinton Joins Planned Parenthood to Force Doctors to Do Abortions
by Steven Ertelt
September 19, 2008
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Hillary Clinton lost out on the Democratic nomination and that has given her more time to advocate abortion. She’s doing just that with a new editorial appearing in the New York Times co-written with Cecile Richards, the head of the nation’s largest abortion business, Planned Parenthood.
The editorial blasts the Bush administration for a new proposal meant to enforce three existing civil rights laws that protect, doctors, hospitals and medical personnel who don’t want to do abortions.
Congress previously approved the laws but better enforcement is needed because medical staff and medical centers are still coming under pressure to do abortions.
Clinton and Planned Parenthood disagree with the laws and the Bush administration’s efforts to enforcement and Clinton wrote a letter to supporters of the pro-abortion group urging them to join her in condemning them.
"The Bush administration is at it again threatening reproductive freedom and women’s health. Their latest new proposal from the Dept of Health and Human Services could jeopardize health care for millions of women," Clinton claims.
"That’s why I’m working with my colleagues in the Senate, and my friend Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, to stop them," she says.
Abortion advocates like Richards and Clinton criticized the administration’s proposed policy because it included a definition of abortion in the new rules that they contended would infringe on women’s access to birth control and the Plan B drug.
However, Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt confirmed the new rules would have nothing to do with birth control and only focus on protecting the conscience rights of medical staff to opt out of involvement in abortions.
That’s not satisfied Clinton and Planned Parenthood.
"Those who are anti-choice, anti-family planning see the period of transition between administrations as a window of opportunity. In its final months, they’re pressing the Bush administration to do one ridiculous thing after another," Clinton contends in the Planned Parenthood email alert.
After sounding the false alarm, Clinton makes a fundraising pitch for the abortion business, which brought in over $1 billion in revenue last fiscal year.
"One day, we’ll live in a world where Planned Parenthood can simply go about its work providing women with essential health care information and services," she says.
"But, that day isn’t here yet. Until it arrives, you and I will have to keep counting on Planned Parenthood to speak up and challenge dangerous ideas that undermine women’s health," Clinton concludes. "And Planned Parenthood will have to keep counting on us to support and sustain its vitally important work at critical moments like this."
The 30-day comment period on the proposed rule runs until September 25 and pro-life groups have encouraged pro-life advocates to contact the Health department with comments supporting the proposal.
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