By Skyler Lee
While on “Fox & Friends” recently, Counselor to the President, Kellyanne Conway, called Hillary Clinton “the queen of abortion,” a title Clinton rightfully earned for her alarming stance on the issue.
Conway appeared on Fox News's "Fox & Friends" and explained Democrats did not bring up the issue of abortion much during the midterms because hyper-focusing on the issue has never worked in the past.
“They tried that for so long with the queen of abortion in 2016 and it backfired for them because so many women said, 'Excuse me, you have to talk to me on all the issues,'" Conway said.
Conway also explained how women are not single-issue voters and they care about more than just their so-called reproductive rights.
Chelsea Clinton fired back at Conway’s comments about her mother, posting on Twitter, “My mother has always supported women making the reproductive health choices they decide are best for themselves & their families. That’s what pro-choice means.”
The title may seem extreme, but so is Clinton’s stance and voting record on abortion. In fact, during the 2016 election she was called out for voting against a ban on late-term, partial-birth abortions.
Additionally, earlier in the debate Clinton said she would “defend Planned Parenthood,” and called abortion a “constitutional right.” In the past she has also famously been quoted saying, “the unborn person has no constitutional rights.”
She even supports using human embryos for scientific research. While Clinton says she would “lift the ban on [embryonic] stem cell research” since it is “just one example of how the president puts ideology before science,” she has also stated she only believes there is a “potential for life at conception” despite scientific consensus proving life does in fact begin at conception.
She has also blatantly ignored the fact Planned Parenthood charges a substantial amount for women’s healthcare compared to life-affirming pregnancy resource centers. Planned Parenthood even charges for ultrasounds and pregnancy tests which can be received for free at any pregnancy resource center.
“I have seen excerpts from [the anti-Planned Parenthood videos]. And I have certainly read about them. And what I am troubled by are the misleading, inaccurate allegations about them that we heard from Republicans at their debate. This is really an attack on Planned Parenthood, which provides a lot of health services, from cancer screenings to contraceptive services, to so many other of the needs women have," Clinton said.
It seems the only misleading claim is Clinton’s claim Planned Parenthood existence is essential to women's healthcare.
Clinton has consistently claimed she would “support a ban on late-term abortions, including partial-birth abortions, so long as the health and life of the mother is protected.” However, when given the chance to vote for banning partial-birth abortion with the exception of the health of the mother, she voted against the ban, despite it meeting her exception standards.
Furthermore, in 2003, in response to being shown drawings demonstrating partial-birth abortion, Senator Hillary Clinton stated “the visual aids show a perfectly formed fetus, and that is misleading. We should have a chart that demonstrates the tragic abnormalities that confront women forced with this excruciatingly difficult decision.” Sen. Rick Santorum asked, “Do we consider a child who may have an abnormality to be less of a child?” to which she dodged the question saying, “Does the Senator's legislation make exceptions for serious life-threatening abnormalities or babies who are in such serious physical condition that they will not live outside the womb?” When Santorum asked “Do you want to create a separation in the law between those children who are perfect and those children who are not? The Americans with Disabilities Act says we treat all of God's children the same,” she back-tracked after implying babies with fetal abnormalities should be aborted stating, “I value every single life and every single person.”
However, Clinton’s voting record proves quite the opposite. Her abortion voting record is as follows:
- Voted NO on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP
- Voted NO on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion
- Voted YES on expanding embryonic stem cell research
- Voted NO on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions
- Voted NO on criminal penalty for harming unborn fetus during other crime
- Voted NO on banning partial birth abortions except for maternal life
Abortion advocacy organizations such as EMILY’s List, NARAL and Planned Parenthood even seem to hail Clinton as the queen of abortion, endorsing her, inviting her to speak at events, and providing her with awards and campaign funds.
In fact, Planned Parenthood even presented her the “Champion of the Century” award at their 100th anniversary Gala in 2017.
Therefore, while the left may try to downplay Conway’s new nickname for Clinton, there is no denying Clinton’s war against life.
Watch Kellyanne Conway's appearance on "Fox & Friends" below: