At last night’s Democratic debate, Secretary Clinton went on a tear about abortion.
She insisted that she would do everything in her power to make sure that it remains legal to kill unborn humans at any time and for any reason–even at or during the ninth month of pregnancy. In short, both she and Senator Bernie Sanders will not accept any limitation on legal abortion. They want it to be a legal throughout all nine months of pregnancy. No compromise. In her own words:
You know, there is no doubt that the only people that I would ever appoint to the Supreme Court are people who believe that Roe V. Wade is settled law… And I want to say something about this since we’re talking about the Supreme Court and what’s at stake. We’ve had eight debates before, this is our ninth. We’ve not had one question about a woman’s right to make her own decisions about reproductive health care, not one question. And in the meantime we have states, governors doing everything they can to restrict women’s rights. We have a presidential candidate by the name of Donald Trump saying that women should be punished. And we are never asked about this. And to be complete in my concern, Senator Sanders says with respect to Trump it was a distraction. I don’t think it’s a distraction. It goes to the heart of who we are as women, our rights, our autonomy, our ability to make our own decisions, and we need to be talking about that and defending Planned Parenthood from these outrageous attacks.
She wants to defend Roe v. Wade and won’t nominate anyone to the Supreme Court who might give the least bit of recognition to the people who are killed by abortion. The only judges she will consider are those who believe it is a constitutional right to take the life of unborn human beings–even those who are fully formed babies right before birth. She won’t consider anyone who might overrule Roe v. Wade. Keep in mind that Roe v. Wade has presided over the legal killing of nearly 60 million human beings since 1973. It is–by any objective measure–the greatest human rights crisis of our time, and Secretary Clinton wishes to keep that going.
Secretary Clinton also wants to defend Planned Parenthood, the nation’s leading provider of abortions. Planned Parenthood kills over 300,000 unborn human being per year. Recently, it’s employees have even been caught trying to sell the body parts of unborn babies to researchers. Secretary Clinton wants to make sure that Planned Parenthood continues to receive federal funding.
She is completely unqualified for the office she seeks, and so is anyone else who would defend and lionize the deadly regime of Roe v. Wade.
Denny Burk is Professor of Biblical Studies at Boyce College, the undergraduate school of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.