Abortion Survivor Slams Hillary Clinton for Saying Unborn Children Have No Constitutional Rights

Opinion   |   Conor Beck   |   Apr 8, 2016   |   12:39PM   |   Washington, DC

Pro-life advocates were shocked when pro-abortion presidential candidate Hillary Clinton acknowledged the humanity of unborn babies by saying “the unborn person doesn’t have Constitutional rights.” For Melissa Ohden, the comments were personal.

Ohden is an abortion survivor. Under Hillary Clinton’s views, it would be just fine for Ohden to have been killed before birth.

On Sunday, Clinton told Meet the Press, “The unborn person doesn’t have constitutional rights.” Clinton added that “the woman’s right to make decisions” is the be all and end all when it comes to abortion.

In an e-mail to The Daily Caller, Ohden said she “found Hillary’s comments to be both not surprising and yet very surprising at the same time.”

She continued: “I’m not surprised that she continued to eschew the same rhetoric that somehow the preborn do not have constitutional rights — that’s to be expected from her, but I am surprised that in laying out this (faulty) argument, she proceeded to call the preborn ‘unborn person.’ What a contradiction!”

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Clinton faced some criticism from pro-abortion activists for using the term “unborn person,” because it draws attention to the unborn child. Still, Clinton’s radical stance on abortion has not changed.

The Democratic presidential candidate is a favorite of Planned Parenthood because she promised to overturn the Hyde Amendment if elected. The amendment protects taxpayer dollars from funding elective abortions through federal programs like Medicaid. At a campaign event in August, Clinton compared pro-lifers to terrorists. Then, during a September interview on CBS, Clinton revealed that she wouldn’t support a federal limit on abortion “at any state of pregnancy” in the name of a “woman’s right to choose.”

Ohden is now a mother and vocal pro-life advocate. She gave a moving testimony in Congress last September during a hearing to investigate Planned Parenthood. There, she said:

“I’m here today to share my story to not only highlight the horror of abortion taking place at Planned Parenthood but to give a voice to other survivors like me, and most importantly, to give a name, a face and a voice to the hundreds of thousands of children who will have their lives ended by Planned Parenthood this year alone.”

Here are her moving remarks from the hearings: