Hillary Clinton who is the democratic front runner in the November elections and the Former Secretary of State stated on Tuesday that she believes that women can be both feminists & a “pro-life.”
When she was asked on “The View” whether it’s possible to be both, Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential candidate had said “absolutely” and she described why she does not think the 2 terms are mutually exclusive.
“I respect the opinions & beliefs of every woman,” said Clinton.
“The reason why being pro-choice is the right way to go is because it’s a choice & hopefully a choice that is rooted in the thoughtfulness & the care that women bring to this decision. So of course you can be a feminist & be pro-life,” she added.
Hillary Clinton, who has long been a pro-choice & has called for defending Roe v. Wade, on Sunday had drawn criticism from the both sides of abortion debate after she said that an “unborn person” does not have the constitutional rights.
“The unborn person does not have constitutional rights,” she had said on the NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
“Now that does not mean that we do not do everything we possibly can in vast majority of instances to, you know, help a mother who’s carrying a child & wants to make sure that child will be healthy, to have appropriate medical support,’’ she had added.
However Hillary Clinton had said that “there’s room for the reasonable kinds of restrictions” on abortion during the 3rd trimester of pregnancy.
On Sunday, the Mnager of the community engagement for Planned Parenthood Illinois Action, Diana Arellano said that Clinton’s comments damaged the cause for the abortion rights.
The comment “further stigmatizes #abortion,” said Arellano in a tweet.
“She calls a fetus an ‘unborn child’ & calls for later term restrictions,” she added.
Labelling the fetus as a ‘’child’’ or a “person” has long been an abomination to the pro-choice movement that argues that these terms misleadingly suggest a sense of humanity.