Chelsea Clinton continued to defend her bizarre arguments about abortion this week on Twitter.
Last month, she faced criticism for linking the legalized killing of unborn babies to a $3.5 trillion boost to America’s economy. Then, earlier this month, she claimed it would be “un-Christian” to overturn Roe v. Wade.
“I am a confirmed Methodist, thank you again for (not) asking,” Clinton wrote Monday in a response to conservative writer Matt Walsh. “I support a women’s right to determine what is reproductively right for herself & her family, especially on #ConstitutionDay.”
Walsh called Clinton a satanist because she advocates for the killing of unborn babies while calling herself a Christian. When Clinton fought back against the description, Walsh buckled down in defense of his words.
“I’m catching heat because I called Chelsea Clinton a satanist,” Walsh wrote. “I’d like to take this opportunity to issue no apology. She is a satanist because she proclaims a ‘Christianity’ that endorses the murder of babies. That’s not Christianity. It’s the worship of self, which is satanism.”
The two exchanged several comments back and forth.
Hi Matt – I am a Methodist, thank you for asking. Returning to a pre-#Roe America would be awful for women’s health & rights and for some women, deadly. Knowingly going back to that is anathema to me as an American, a person, a mom & a Christian. Wishing you & yours a good night. https://t.co/sO7ZIBIgYP
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) September 14, 2018
Clinton responded to several online trolls as well, including a few who wished she would have been aborted. She and others used the trolls’ comments to bash all pro-lifers, though true pro-lifers would never wish the violence of abortion on any human being.
Last week, Clinton spoke about her support for abortion during a SiriusXM Progress Town Hall, and discussed the possibility of Roe being overturned if U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed.
“When I think about all of the statistics, that are painful, of what women are confronting today in our country, and what even more women confronted pre- Roe, and how many women died, and how many more women were maimed because of unsafe abortion practices,” Clinton said.
“We just can’t go back to that. That’s unconscionable to me. And also, I’m sure that this will unleash another wave of hate in my direction, but as a deeply religious person, it’s also un-Christian to me,” she continued.
Clinton’s words centered around compassion for struggling pregnant women, but her compassion ended with the unborn child. Since Roe, approximately 60 million unborn babies have been aborted in the United States. Christianity teaches that their lives are valuable as well as their mothers’, because they also are human beings created in the image of God.
And the truth is that Roe did not stop women from being hurt and killed in abortions either. Last week, a New Mexico family filed a lawsuit against a late-term abortion business, alleging it killed their young daughter and her unborn baby in a botched abortion and then tried to cover it up.
As of 2008, the CDC reported more than 400 women died from legal abortions in the United States. These numbers are little different from the years prior to Roe. A 1972 Center for Disease Control report noted the maternal death rate from abortions was 39 in the United States, the year prior to Roe. Countless more women have been injured physically or emotionally when they legally aborted their unborn babies.
Pregnant moms who are struggling deserve real support from Christian and secular communities — the kind of support that recognizes that she and her child both are valuable human beings. What really is “un-Christian” is touting abortion as one of the greatest supports society can provide and telling women that they need to kill their own children to succeed.