Hillary Clinton: “We Need a Supreme Court That Will Stand Up” for Abortion

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 19, 2016   |   9:33PM   |   Washington, DC

During tonight’s presidential debate, pro-abortion presidential candidate Hillary Clinton made it clear that she will not appoint a Justice to the nation’s Supreme Court who is not ardently in favor of abortion.

Clinton set forth a hard-and-fast litmus test for pro-abortion justices — saying “we need a supreme court that will stand up for” abortion. As is typically the case, Clinton couched her support for abortion within the false euphemism of women’s rights.

“You know, about the goings on about the Supreme Court, it really raises the central issue in this election. Namely, what kind of country are we going to be?” Clinton said. The pro-abortion candidate ironically continued: “And I feel strongly that the Supreme Court needs to stand on the side of the American people, not on the side of the powerful.”

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“For me, that means that we need a Supreme Court that will stand up on behalf of of women’s rights,” Clinton said about abortion.

“I have major disagreements with my opponent about these issues and others that will be before the Supreme Court. But I feel that at this point in our country’s history, it is important that we not reverse marriage equality, that we not reverse Roe v. Wade,” Clinton added about the Supreme Court decision that allowed virtually unlimited abortions for any reason. “That we stand up and basically say — the Supreme Court should represent all of us.”

“And the kind of people that I would be looking to nominate to the court would be in the great tradition of standing up to the powerful, standing on behalf of our rights as Americans. And I look forward to having the opportunity,” Clinton said, even though the court doesn’t stand up for unborn children.

Clinton also pushed the nomination of pro-abortion judge Merrick Garland: “I would hope that the Senate would do its job and confirm the nominee that President Obama has sent to them. That’s the way the Constitution fundamentally should operate. The president nominates, and then the Senate advises and consents or not.”