Hey Democrats, Quit Saying Women Should Support Hillary Clinton Just Because We’re Women

Opinion   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Jul 28, 2016   |   11:56AM   |   Washington, DC

If you’re a woman, how can you not support Hillary Clinton for president? That was the message repeated over and over again at the Democratic National Convention this week.

It’s an insulting message, one that not only stereotypes female voters but also reduces women’s value to their sex alone.

In a new column for The Federalist, Mary Powers writes, “When sex is all a candidate is running on, that’s a problem. Women deserve better representation than that.”

The first female president of the U.S. will be a cause for celebration because of the milestone it represents for women’s rights and achievements – but to celebrate based on her gender alone is to perpetuate the misogyny that we are trying to escape.

SIGN THE PLEDGE! We Oppose Hillary Clinton!

Clinton does not represent the American public, as a good president should. Her radical stance on abortion alone is turning away many female voters.

Clinton has abandoned her husband’s well-known “safe, legal and rare” rhetoric and sold out completely to the abortion industry. She recently defended gruesome partial-birth abortions, and she openly opposes abortion clinic regulations that protect women from abortionists like Kermit Gosnell.

She also is on board with the abortion industry’s No. 1 goal – to force taxpayers to pay for women’s abortions. The first order of business for Clinton and her friends at the abortion company Planned Parenthood is to force Americans to pay for abortions with their tax dollars by attempting to overturn the Hyde Amendment. The amendment has protected Americans from funding most abortions since the late 1970s. Upheld by the Supreme Court, the Hyde Amendment is now a target of abortion advocates who have moved from pro-choice to pro-abortion — forcing Americans not only to accept unlimited abortions before birth but to pay for them.

Clinton has said in various interviews that an unborn child just hours before birth should have no Constitutional rights. At a presidential forum at Drake University, Clinton called ending the life of another human being a “fundamental human right.”

And in May, she slammed a new Indiana law that protects unborn babies with Down syndrome and unborn girls from discriminatory abortions.

Clinton also promised to nominate U.S. Supreme Court justices who will ensure that Roe v. Wade and abortion on demand up until birth remain the law of the land for years to come.

Clinton’s record on abortion is extreme by most Americans’ standards. Polls consistently show that a majority of Americans, including a majority of women, oppose most abortions and don’t want their tax dollars to pay for them either.

But, as Powers writes:

The new leftist, group-think feminists attack anyone who disagrees with them, using serious subjects like rape to defame their opponents. These same feminists paint conservative women as crazy, stupid, and backward, attacking them and their families personally.

Note to radical feminists: Not all women stand with you. Not all women stand with Hillary. And not all women need a “woman card” to show they are woman enough to make their own decisions. Women do not vote for a candidate based on sex, but on policy and experience.

The over-emphasis on abortion has not worked for pro-abortion politicians in the past (Colorado Sen. Mark Udall was dubbed “Mark Uterus” on the campaign trail when he began pushing a radical pro-abortion agenda. He lost his election.), and it could happen again with Clinton. A new poll shows Clinton trailing Republican candidate Donald Trump.

Most women do not want the abortion expansions that Clinton is pushing. Most believe that 1.1 million abortions every year in the U.S. are far too many. The fact that Clinton is a woman makes no difference when it is clear that she supports the legalized killing of unborn babies for any reason – including because they are female or have a disability.

Clinton does not represent all women — far from it. Women deserve a female presidential candidate who will truly represent them and their unborn babies.