As November 8 approaches, Hillary Clinton is exploiting every avenue for increasing her severely waning favorability. To this end, the Clinton campaign has been spotlighting Hillary’s purported commitment to children and her preparedness to defend their rights. Because who doesn’t like children, right?
Earlier in her campaign, Clinton released a montage of quotes about children – many of which were bizarrely spliced from different public appearances and strung together to craft new statements about her commitment to children. Leading up to the election, the campaign has been blasting this ad in battleground states like Florida.
“There is no candidate for President with a better track record of standing up and delivering results for children and families,” claims the video description on YouTube. “[S]he has spent her whole career fighting for children, families, and our country and she’s not stopping now,” the campaign glowingly promises. But there is no way to spin Hillary as a congruously pro-child candidate in the face of her obstinate refusal to acknowledge the rights of the preborn.
Let’s comb through Hillary’s claims and contrast those with her support of unrestricted obliteration of the preborn via abortion violence:
Hillary, 1983: “We intend to be sure that everybody in this room and every child in this state is somebody.”
Hillary, 2016: “The unborn person doesn’t have constitutional rights.”
Hillary then: “No matter where they’re born, no matter to whom they are born…”
Hillary 2009: “I admire Margaret Sanger enormously, her courage, her tenacity, her vision… there are a lot of lessons we can learn from her life.” [Margaret Sanger: “I think the greatest sin in the world is bringing children into the world… delinquents, prisoners, all sorts of things, just marked when they’re born. That to me is the greatest sin people can commit.”]
Hillary, 1992: “Our children’s future is shaped both by the values of their parents and the policies of their nation.”
Hillary, 2016, on the policy of the nation: “Under Roe v. Wade, which is rooted in the Constitution, women have this right [to abort their children.]”
Hillary, 2008: “It’s time to protect the next generation, fill the lives of our children with possibility and hope.”
Hillary, 2016: “SCOTUS’s decision [to strike down crucial provisions of Texas’ House Bill 2]is a victory… abortion should be a right – not just on paper, but in reality.”
Hillary, 2015: “Open up the doors so that every child has the chance to live up to his or her God-given potential.”
Hillary Clinton isn’t the first Democrat leader who has contradicted herself on abortion. In 2012, in the wake of the horrific massacre of young children at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut, President Barack Obama asked, “Are we prepared to say that such violence visited on our children year after year after year is somehow the price of our freedom?” Yet, in spite of this poignant question, Obama spent two terms as president cheerleading for the nation’s largest abortion conglomerate and opposing state and federal legislation aimed at protecting preborn children from abortion violence. And more of this schizophrenic double-speak on children is what we can expect if Americans elect Hillary Clinton in November.