Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Congressman Smith confronts SS Clinton on abortion

Here's the text of Clinton's response, where she advocates the abortion party-line and manages to completely ignore acknowledging the eugenics views of Margaret Sanger:

Congressman, I deeply respect your passionate concern and views which you have championed and advocated for over the course of your public career.

We, obviously, have a profound disagreement. When I think about the suffering that I have seen of women around the world, I've been in hospitals in Brazil where half the women were enthusiastically and joyfully greeting new babies and the other half were fighting for their lives against botched abortions.

I've been in African countries where 12 and 13-year-old girls are bearing children. I have been in Asian countries where the denial of family planning consigns women to lives of oppression and hardship.

So we have a very fundamental disagreement and it is my strongly held view that you are entitled to advocate and everyone who agrees with you should be free to do so anywhere in the world, and so are we.

We happen to think that family planning is an important part of women's health and reproductive health includes access to abortion, that I believe should be safe, legal and rare.
I've spent a lot of my time trying to bring down the rate of abortions and it has been my experience that good family planning and good medical care brings down the rate of abortion.

Keeping women and men in ignorance and denied the access to services actually increases the rate of abortion.

During my time as first lady, I helped to create the campaign against teenage pregnancy and while we were working to provide good information, access to contraception, and decision-making that would enable young women to protect themselves and say no, the rate of teen pregnancy went down.

I'm sad to report that after an administration of eight years that undid so much of the good work, the rate of teenage pregnancy is going up.

So we disagree and we are now an administration that will protect the rights of women, including their rights to reproductive health care.

Some questions I have for the Secretary of State:

Did you happen to pass by China in your tour of Asia where they pratically sell girls on the open market because of the One Child Policy your husband supported?

Or the millions of scarred Chinese women whose late term abortions (some while the child was in the birth process) haunt them forever?

Did you try and help the 12 and 13 year olds from being raped, or just offer them murder to solve their problem, and send them back to the arms of the rapist, like Planned Parenthood does?

Or are you so beholden to your Planned Parenthood contributors that you put on the blinders to the suffering of these women?

Madame Secretary, you disgust me with your willfull blindness.

1 comment:

a red voice said...

Amen to your questions. No one on the pro-abortion side wants to answer those questions or acknowledge that abortion hurts and scars women.