‘I’ve been compared to slaveowners and Nazis in the last couple of months…’
(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) Chelsea Clinton said reversing Roe v. Wade and its legalization of abortion would be “unchristian” in an interview Thursday.
Clinton pointed to pre-Roe conditions and how many women who sought abortions, despite its illegality, died.
“When I think about all of the statistics that are painful about 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, we just can’t go back to that,” the former first daughter said on SiriusXM radio.
Clinton said that her own Christian convictions made the thought of sending women back to those conditions deplorable to her.
“That’s unconscionable to me, and also, and I’m sure that this will unleash another wave of hate in my direction, but as a deeply religious person, it’s also unchristian to me,” she said.
Abortion rights once again became the center of political debate when President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. If confirmed, Kavanaugh will replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who long affirmed the right to abortion and was considered a crucial vote on the subject. Many Democrats fear Kavanaugh will not share the same beliefs and will instead work to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Kavanaugh, however, reportedly told Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine — an important swing vote in his nomination — that Roe v. Wade is “settled law.”
Clinton said that despite the backlash, she will continue to defend women’s constitutional rights.
“I’ve been compared to slaveowners and Nazis in the last couple of months,” she said. “Because I’ve had the temerity, as the Supreme Court did in 1992 in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, to point out that our ability to participate fully in our society, including economically, hinges on our ability to be able to make choices for our bodies and our families.”