Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton officially have something in common. After Chelsea Clinton announced she was pregnant with her first child, Hillary proudly tweeted she was a “Grandmother-To-Be.” As a fellow grandmother, Palin is hoping this new bundle of joy will change Clinton’s views on abortion. The former governor of Alaska shared this expectation with Extra’s Mario Lopez:
The former vice presidential nominee noted that her comment ‘will be controversial, but those who, perhaps, they’re in this position now as a parent or a grandparent, they realize sanctity of life, how innocent, how precious it is.’
Palin said she that when Hillary becomes a grandparent it will ‘broader her world view’ on issues such as the national debt and abortion.
‘So maybe even on a social issue like that, she’ll open her eyes,’ Palin said.
Clinton’s support for abortion is no secret. This is a politician who in 1999, in a speech to the National Abortion Rights Action League, said she wanted to “keep abortion safe, legal and rare into the next century.”
In case that wasn’t clear enough:
“I am and always have been pro-choice, and that is not a right any of [us] should take for granted. There are a number of forces at work in our society that would try to turn back the clock and undermine a woman’s right to chose, and [we] must remain vigilant.”
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These statements suggest Clinton is staunch in her pro-choice views, but there’s nothing like celebrating a new life to really make someone reflect on the miracle of life and how precious it is. I share Palin’s hope that Hillary will have the same revelation.
LifeNews Note: Cortney O’Brien is a Townhall web editor, where this was originally published.