Flanked by giants of the abortion industry as she spoke in Cedar Rapids, Iowa at a women’s rally, Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton emphasized that one of her primary areas of focus as president will be the welfare of children.
— Cecile Richards (@CecileRichards) October 28, 2016
“I started my career all those years ago fighting for kids and families,” Clinton told the crowd. “That’s been the cause of my life. It will be the mission of my presidency. I will get up every single day in the White House saying, ‘What am I going to do to help every single person, and, especially, every child in this country have the chance to live up to his or her God-given potential?’”
Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock, and NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue joined Clinton at the rally. The Democrat nominee said she was thrilled to be with her “friends” and referred to them as “fearless and tireless advocates for women.”
— Cecile Richards (@CecileRichards) October 28, 2016
“They organize, they get up everyday, trying to figure out what we’re going to do to make sure we protect further the rights of women and families in our country, and they have a lot of experience standing up to bullies,” she continued.
Planned Parenthood performs over 300,000 abortions each year in the United States alone, and is the recipient of more than a half billion dollars in taxpayer funds annually.
“Hillary Clinton is putting her agenda for late-term, tax-payer funded abortion front and center as she campaigns today with the abortion lobby,” Maureen Ferguson, senior policy advisor with The Catholic Association, said in a statement sent to Breitbart News. Ferguson added:
In the last debate, Mrs. Clinton admitted she supports abortion up until the moment of birth. There are at least 10,000 developing human beings (half of them girls) killed in the second half of pregnancy, and even the abortion lobby admits these late-term abortions are mostly elective. If a mother has a health problem late in pregnancy, the baby can be delivered early and go to the NICU; there is no need to kill the baby to save the health of the mother. So if Hillary Clinton is campaigning on “women’s rights” today, she should be asked about the rights of these 5,000 girls whose lives are snuffed out every year in abortion clinics across America.
Clinton is giving her due to an abortion lobby that has pumped millions of dollars into her campaign. Planned Parenthood alone has spent more than $20 million to help make Clinton the next president, and has been registering people to vote at all of its clinics, on college campuses, and online as well.
However, a recently released WikiLeaks email from the account of Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta reveals the nominee’s speechwriter Dan Schwerin writing that Clinton “felt strongly” about not defending Planned Parenthood openly last year immediately after the abortion giant’s video scandal had begun.
“Given the growing controversy over the leaked Planned Parenthood video, with Boehner calling for hearings and other GOPers piling on, we should think about whether this is a good time to join the battle and come to Planned Parenthood’s defense, or whether it’s wiser to stay away,” Schwerin wrote. Two days later, he confirmed, “HRC felt strongly about not touching Planned Parenthood right now.”
Since the release of the Planned Parenthood video series that alleges the abortion business sells the body parts of babies aborted in its clinics for a profit, the organization has been attempting to suppress further exposure and seeking cover from its media and political allies. Clinton was the recipient of the Margaret Sanger award, Planned Parenthood’s highest honor, given in memory of its eugenicist founder.
— NARAL (@NARAL) October 28, 2016
“Americans should ask themselves why the abortion lobby is fighting tooth and nail for Hillary Clinton this election cycle,” suggested Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie, an advisory board member also with The Catholic Association, who added:
Today, she’s campaigning in Iowa with the most powerful players in the abortion lobby. These organizations know that the way to advance a radical abortion agenda is by electing Hillary Clinton. But polling shows that the majority of Americans reject such an agenda and prefer restrictions on abortions and taxpayer funding for abortions.
While speaking in Iowa about women’s rights, Clinton said she prepared for her debates with Donald Trump by having a staff member insult her continuously, a comment that yielded laughter from the audience. She again referenced a comment made by first lady Michelle Obama at the Democrat National Convention: “When they go low, we go high.”
Clinton said that every policy Trump talks about contains “disrespect” and “contempt” for women.
“Make no mistake, women’s health and rights – our futures and the futures of our daughters and granddaughters – are on the ballot,” Clinton asserted, reminding her audience that Trump said he would appoint Supreme Court justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade and return the issue of abortion to the states.
“He promised to defund Planned Parenthood, to wipe away the healthcare services that millions of women get for cancer screenings and so many other necessary help,” she said. “I just have to say we have come too far to let Donald Trump take us back, haven’t we?”
Though Clinton and other Democrats continuously reference “cancer screenings” as a service offered by Planned Parenthood, in 2015, Cecile Richards testified before the House Oversight Committee that her organization does not provide mammograms.
Clinton said she saw the way women were treated in other countries – “marginalized and sidelined” – and said the United States must continue to set the example. She said she responds, “Deal me in” to anyone who says standing up for women’s rights is playing the “woman card.”
However, even though countries such as Saudi Arabia and Qatar are well known for their horrific records of violence against women and for engaging in human trafficking, the Clinton Foundation accepted millions of dollars in donations from them.
The Democrat nominee continued her Iowa speech with promises for a hike in the minimum wage and federal funding for childcare and paid family leave because “families are under so much stress today.”
“I keep meeting people who are really under tremendous pressure,” Clinton said, though she also continues to say the Obama presidency has made significant progress in the country and that she hopes to stay on the same path.
Clinton also said that – if elected – she would finally guarantee “equal pay for women’s work.” However, another email from Podesta’s account shows that, in February of last year, a Clinton campaign staffer detailed that the Clinton Foundation had a $190,000 pay gap between the highest paid men and women.