Monday, August 20, 2007

Hillary talks about abortion.Cue feminist scorn

From Jill Stanek:

This month's issue of Marie Claire features an interview with Hillary Clinton. Gotta say the accompanying photo is the best ever I've seen of her. On the topic of abortion:

JC [Joanna Coles, editor-in-chief] : Next subject: abortion. Some women feel that your language is becoming much more moderate on the issue. What do you say to reassure them?

HC [Hillary]: I've been saying the same thing for as long as I can remember: I believe abortion should be safe, legal, and rare. I do think women should have a choice but also that women should be making responsible decisions.

I think people who have been pro-choice have basically gotten lazy about it. There will be a concerted effort by the Supreme Court to try to push as far as they possibly can [last spring, the court upheld a ban on so-called partial-birth abortions], and if they go all the way and either repeal or overturn Roe v. Wade, then it will become a political issue again in the legislatures of every state, and people will find themselves having to be politically active.

I expect Hillary will get the Elizabeth May treatment from feminists.

The "rare" part is supposed to fool people into thinking that she's really pro-life.

To be pro-life, you should be in favour of legal protection for unborn children.

She is not.

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