Since the landmark Roe v. Wade United States Supreme Court decision, an estimated 60,069,971 babies have been aborted in the United States.
When President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court in July of 2018, pro-choice advocates became anxious. They immediately began fearing a conservative Kavanaugh sitting on the bench of the highest court in the land would spell trouble for the legalization of abortion. Since this time, one famous pro-choice supporter has weighed in on the issue more than once. In her latest ramblings, former first-daughter Chelsea Clinton went so far as to say repealing Roe v. Wade would be “un-Christian.”
During a radio interview uploaded on September 13, 2018, Clinton stated, “When I think about all of the statistics, that are painful, of 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.”
In the SiriusXM Progress Town Hall, the former first-daughter went on to say, “That’s unconscionable to me. And also, I’m sure that this will unleash another wave of hate in my direction, but as a deeply religious person, it’s also un-Christian to me.”
The mother of two presented these controversial remarks when she was asked to discuss how she has continued to be a staunch pro-choice advocate when so many people — particularly Christians — vehemently disagree with her position.
Quoting the World Bank President, Clinton said, “I look at my children and I have to quote Jim [Yong] Kim: ‘Optimism is a moral choice.’ Every day I make the moral choice to be optimistic that my efforts and my energies, particularly when I’m fortunate enough to be in partnership with fellow travelers, hopefully will make a difference.”
Regrettably, the former first-daughter’s “un-Christian” remarks came only a mere month after she seemed to tout the economic benefits Roe v. Wade has had on America.
On August 11, 2018, Clinton voiced her support for the murderous practice of abortion at the “Rise Up for Roe” event organized specifically to oppose President Trump’s nomination of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Serving as the keynote speaker at the event, Clinton maintained abortion was a healthcare access issue. In doing so, she neglected to mention statistics highlighting that the majority of abortions taking place each year are initiated because they are simply convenient.
“Whether you fundamentally care about reproductive rights and access rights, because these are not the same thing, if you care about social justice or economic justice, agency—you have to care about this,” Clinton said at the event. “It is not a disconnected fact, to address this t-shirt of 1973, that American women entering the labor force from 1970 to 2009 added three and a half trillion dollars to our economy. Right? The net, new entrance of women — that is not disconnected from the fact that Roe became the law of the land in January of 1973. So, I think, whatever it is that people say they care about, I think that you can connect to this issue.”
Understandably, Clinton received some negative reviews regarding her economic argument for Roe v. Wade on social media. The persistent Clinton attempted to answer some complaints that were made about her statements at “Rise Up for Roe.”
She told one responder on Twitter, “Hi KrisiAnn- That’s not what I said as you can see in the video. Reproductive rights have always been economic rights. A recent study (lat.ms/2n4olXb ) found denying women-often already mothers-a wanted abortion results in years of less employment & more family poverty.”
Pro-choice advocates will seemingly do or say anything to try to justify their position on abortion. However, as long as this grisly practice is legal, innocent lives will be lost prematurely at staggering rates. Pray for expectant mothers in crises, or otherwise, who are considering ending the lives of their unborn children. And, ultimately, pray for the end of the legalization of abortion in this country.
~ 1776 Christian