Approximately 1 million abortions are performed in the United States each year, but that isn’t enough for Hillary Clinton and her allies in the abortion industry.
The Democratic presidential candidate, who once stated that abortion should be “safe, legal and rare,” now wants to expand abortions by forcing taxpayers to pay for them through Medicaid. It’s an extreme position that a strong majority of Americans oppose, but it’s a key goal for the abortion industry – and one that would benefit them hugely.
In a column for The Washington Times, Live Action President and Founder Lila Rose explained how the abortion industry has “hijacked” Clinton’s campaign for its own radical agenda, spending millions of dollars and hours to get her elected.
Mrs. Clinton showed just how prominent this issue would be for her when she invited the heads of America’s three biggest pro-abortion groups to speak at her nominating convention. Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice America and Emily’s List are also some of Hillary’s biggest contributors.
This is quite a change from the 1990s, when the Clintons themselves came up with the phrase “safe, legal and rare” when referring to abortion. But “rare” is no longer a consideration. On the campaign trail, Hillary now equates abortion with women’s progress, emphasizing that unwanted children are obstacles to women’s success. She’s also demanding even more taxpayer subsidies for Planned Parenthood, the scandal-plagued abortion chain that’s still under federal investigation for trafficking baby body parts.
In a Washington Post interview this month, Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards explained another part of the abortion industry’s political agenda, telling the newspaper, “We need to challenge or repeal every single restriction that’s out there.” That includes continuing to advocate for abortion-on-demand all the way into the ninth month, which is legal under federal law, but often regulated by the states.
Abortion activists no longer claim they want abortion to be rare. They are abandoning the “pro-choice” label, too, and openly pushing a pro-abortion agenda. Last week, a coalition of abortion groups even held a celebrity-packed event to celebrate abortion and proclaim it “good.”
The abortion industry has found its “champion” in Clinton, who dropped the “rare” from her abortion position to fit with the new abortion-is-good agenda. In July, Planned Parenthood Vice President Dawn Laguens praised Clinton as the “strongest” pro-abortion nominee “we’ve ever seen.”
Planned Parenthood, NARAL, Emily’s List and others have been funneling millions of dollars into Clinton’s campaign because they know that the future of the U.S. Supreme Court and abortion law is at stake. Clinton promised to appoint U.S. Supreme Court judges who will uphold Roe v. Wade and abortion on demand up to birth for years to come.
In February, Clinton defended the gruesome partial-birth abortion procedure. Then, during an interview on The View in April, she said an unborn child just hours before delivery should have no Constitutional rights. At a presidential forum at Drake University, Clinton called ending the life of another human being in an abortion a “fundamental human right.”
Clinton is no champion for women or children, Rose said.
“… making a deal with abortionists and promoting their agenda doesn’t advocate for women,” she wrote. “And calling children an obstacle to women’s success doesn’t advocate for children at all. Instead, it dehumanizes them as objects whose worthiness to live is determined by convenience, or worse, by the bottom line of the industry that’s funding you. No ‘women’s rights’ euphemism you use can ever cover that up.”