St. Andrews University to Give Pro-Abortion Hillary Clinton Honorary Degree

International   |   John Smeaton   |   Sep 9, 2013   |   12:08PM   |   London, England

The BBC reports:

“Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be honoured for her work when she visits Scotland next month.

She will address academics and students at St Andrews University before being given an honorary degree.

The visit on 13 and 14 September comes as the university continues to mark its 600th anniversary.

St Andrews principal Professor Louise Richardson said she was delighted the wife of former president Bill Clinton would be attending.

Mrs Clinton will be honoured for her efforts in championing the causes of education, human rights, democracy, civil society and promoting opportunities for females around the world.

Professor Richardson said: “We are absolutely delighted that Secretary Clinton will join us and other distinguished guests from around the world as we celebrate 600 years of university education in St Andrews.”

“As one of the most influential women in the world, Hillary Clinton, as stateswoman, senator, and policymaker, never shied away from tackling difficult questions, working to make the world a better place, inspiring others, speaking out for the voiceless and striving ever to excel.””

Hillary Clinton is one of the world’s most prominent pro-abortion public figures. For example:

  • at a major international conference in 1995, she said: “women’s rights are human rights and human rights are women’s rights”, which has been used ever since by the pro-abortion lobby at the UN to push for the so-called ‘women’s right’ to abortion to be enshrined as a human right
  • as a US senator, Mrs Clinton had a 100% pro-abortion voting record
  • in April 2007, she condemned the US Supreme Court’s upholding of the federal ban on partial-birth abortion, as contrary to “a woman’s right to choose” and “constitutional rights”
  • in July 2008, she attacked health professionals’ right to conscientious objection to abortion and abortifacient birth control
  • in April 2009, Planned Parenthood, America’s main abortion provider, awarded her the Margaret Sanger Award, the foundress of the worldwide pro-abortion movement. In her acceptance speech, Mrs Clinton said: “I admire Margaret Sanger enormously” and “I want to assure you that reproductive rights and the umbrella issue of women’s rights and empowerment will be a key to the foreign policy of [the Obama] Administration”. (Read SPUC’s youth blog on The Life and Crimes of Margaret Sanger: Part I, II, III, IV and V.)
  • also in April 2009, she told the US Congress that: “We happen to think that family planning is an important part of women’s health and reproductive health includes access to abortion … ”
  • in January 2010, she renewed the Obama administration’s commitment to bankroll abortion worldwide
  • in March 2010, she called upon Brazil to consider legalising abortion, describing it as “a fundamental personal right”
  • later in March 2010, she said: “You cannot have maternal health without reproductive health. And reproductive health includes contraception and family planning and access to legal, safe abortion”.

Please write to Professor Louise Richardson, the Principal of the University of St Andrews, to protest at the planned honour for Mrs Clinton, explaining why Mrs Clinton’s promotion of abortion is contrary to “education, human rights, democracy, civil society and promoting opportunities for females around the world” and ” working to make the world a better place, inspiring others, speaking out for the voiceless”. You can email Professor Richardson at [email protected] or write to her at:

College Gate
North Street
St Andrews
KY16 9AJ Note: John Smeaton is the director of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC), a leading pro-life group in the UK.