Hillary Clinton’s staunch support of abortion has earned her an endorsement from one of the most radical pro-abortion groups in the U.S.
NARAL Pro-Choice America endorsed the Democratic candidate for president Tuesday, according to NBC News. The pro-abortion group mentioned several important issues in its endorsement of Clinton, including the likelihood that the next president will heavily influence the U.S. Supreme Court and its future decisions about abortion.
Clinton supports unlimited abortions up until birth, a position much like NARAL’s. The former first lady also has vocally defended the abortion giant Planned Parenthood and opposed abortion bans that protect unborn babies when they can feel pain.
“I am honored to earn the endorsement of NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC. As one of our country’s leading advocates for reproductive rights, NARAL’s work is more important than ever,” Clinton said in a statement on Tuesday. “I will stand with NARAL and women across the country in defending access to abortion, contraception, and sex education.”
An endorsement by NARAL is the mark of a very extreme position on abortion – one that goes against almost all Americans’ positions on the issue, Bill Donohoe of the Catholic League told LifeNews.
“Only a small percentage of Americans support partial-birth abortion, the procedure that smashes the baby’s skull when he or she is 80 percent born,” Donohoe said. “Almost no one supports walking away from infants who survive an abortion, allowing them to die on a physician’s table. NARAL does.”
Donohoe recalled a 2000 debate he had with NARAL New York spokeswoman Kelli Conlin about the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, which required that medical care be provided for babies who survive abortions.
“She denied that NARAL opposed this bill, but I proved she was a liar; I also sent a copy of NARAL’s press release to NBC moderator Gabe Pressman following the show to settle the issue,” Donohoe said.
President Barack Obama also was endorsed by NARAL during his presidential runs.
Clinton has been recognized by pro-abortion groups before. Just weeks before the official launch of her 2016 campaign, Clinton headlined the 30th anniversary gala for EMILY’s List, the political action committee that backs female Democratic candidates who support abortion on demand. TIME Magazine reported that Clinton received a “hero’s welcome” at the event. At the event, EMILY’s List founder Ellen Malcolm told Clinton, “Just give the word and we’ll be right at your side.”
For a candidate to be supported by EMILY’s List, they must take a hard-line stance in opposition to any and all limitations on abortion and support full tax funding of abortion.
Clinton’s extreme position on abortion is clear. At a campaign event in August, she compared pro-lifers to terrorists. Then, during a September interview on CBS, Clinton said she would oppose a federal limit on abortion at any stage of pregnancy.