Pro-Abortion Hillary Clinton Says Second Term as Secretary of State Not Likely

International   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 27, 2010   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Pro-Abortion Hillary Clinton Says Second Term as Secretary of State Not Likely

by Steven Ertelt Editor
January 27
, 2010

Washington, DC ( — Hillary Clinton says it is not likely that she will serve a second term as Secretary of State should pro-abortion President Barack Obama win re-election to another term. Clinton, an abortion advocate herself, has taken Obama’s mandate to promote abortion across the globe.

In an interview expected tonight on the PBS show Tavis Smiley Reports Clinton indicates she would probably not serve a second term.

"You see how tough the job is, can you imagine yourself doing all four years and, if asked, doing it for another four years?" Smiley asks.

"No, I really can’t. I mean, it is just…" Clinton responds.

"No to what? All four or eight?" the host interjects.

Clinton responds, "The whole, the whole eight, I mean, that that would be very challenging. But I, you know, I don’t want to make any predictions sitting here, I’m honored to serve, I serve at the pleasure of the President, but it’s a, it’s a 24/7 job, and I think at some point, I will be very happy to pass it on to someone else."

The pro-abortion former presidential candidate also ruled out a future presidential bid.

"Absolutely not interested," she said of the prospects.

Clinton promoted abortion for the Obama administration as recently as earlier this month when she announced that the United States would engage in a massive funding push over the next five years to promote ‘reproductive health care and family planning ‘as a ‘basic right’ around the word.

Clinton has previously stated for the record that this includes abortion.

Last April, in testimony before the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, when asked whether the United States’ definition of “reproductive health" includes abortion, Clinton replied that, "We happen to think that family planning is an important part of women’s health and reproductive health includes access to abortion that I believe should be safe, legal and rare."

In her remarks this month, Clinton specifically emphasized the importance of the abortion component of the Obama foreign policy by saying, “One of President Obama’s first actions in office was to overturn the Mexico City Policy, which greatly limited our ability to fund family planning programs.”

The 1984 Mexico City Policy required all non-governmental organizations that receive federal funding to refrain from performing or promoting abortion services, as a method of family planning, in other countries.

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