In a recent interview, Hillary Clinton sat down with Planned Parenthood spokeswoman Lena Dunham at her Brooklyn based campaign headquarters. According to Politico, the full interview will be released soon and it includes comedy sketches from comedian Amy Schumer.
The interview is supposed to sway millennial women to support Clinton in her bid for president in 2016. Clinton’s communications aide, Kristina Schake, explained why the former Secretary of State wanted to meet with Dunham. She said, “Hillary was drawn to Lena’s unique voice, dynamic talent and strong commitment to women’s rights. Hillary and Lena had a strong connection, which comes through in this intimate, engaging interview.”
In the segment, Dunham asks Clinton if she’s a “feminist.”
Clinton responds, “Yes. Absolutely. I’m always a little bit puzzled when any woman of whatever age, but particularly a young woman, says something like, ‘well, I believe in equal rights but I’m not a feminist.’ Well, a feminist is by definition someone who believes in equal rights. I’m hoping that people will not be afraid to say, that doesn’t mean you hate men, it doesn’t you want to separate out the world, so you’re not a part of ordinary life — that’s not what it means at all! It just means that we believe that women have the same rights as men.”
The full interview will be available on Dunham’s new website, which Dunham recently used to promote abortion. Although Clinton claims to be a feminist, her opposition to even the most modest abortion restrictions shows she’s not considering the ways abortion-on-demand devastates women and their families. Additionally, her support for late-term abortion is unlikely to be popular among younger women since the majority of them are against it in most circumstances.
As LifeNews previously reported, in 2012, a poll was conducted in the District of Columbia to find out if women were less likely to support members of Congress who favored abortion to the point of birth compared with men. The results were stunning: 62% of women said they would be more likely to vote for a member of Congress that supported a late-term abortion ban while 27% said they would not support a candidate that favored late abortion.
Then, a 2014 Quinnipiac poll, found that 60% of Americans support legislation limiting abortions after 20 weeks, including 56% of Independents and 46% of Democrats. Watch a clip from Clinton’s interview with Dunham in the video below.