1:42 PM, Apr 24, 2015 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
The Daily Caller's Kerry Picket reports that likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said in a speech on Thursday in New York that religious beliefs about abortion "have to be changed."
“Far too many women are still denied critical access to reproductive health care," Clinton said. “Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will," she added. "And deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed." You can watch video of Clinton's remarks here.
More than two weeks ago, THE WEEKLY STANDARD asked Clinton's spokesman for details about Clinton's position on abortion:
So would Secretary Clinton support any federal law restricting late-term abortion? If so, how many weeks old must an unborn child be for the law to protect her? Must any restriction on late-term abortion include a "mental and emotional" health exception? And does Clinton still support taxpayer-funded elective abortions for Medicaid recipients?
Clinton's spokesman Nick Merrill still has not replied.
Update: A reader suggests that Clinton might not have been talking about abortion when she mentioned "reproductive health care." Like almost every other politician who supports legalized abortion, Hillary Clinton has long used the phrase "reproductive health care" as a euphemism for abortion. She was specifically asked during a 2009 congressional hearing if reproductive rights meant abortion. "Reproductive health includes access to abortion," Clinton replied.
1:19 PM, Apr 2, 2015 • By NOEMIE EMERY
American entrepreneurship is a wonderful thing, with its emphasis on the new and exciting, so it was no surprise that the Washington Post gave a spot on page one to a creative new enterprise: an abortion clinic that seeks to present a pleasant and even soothing experience, one that looks and behaves like a spa.
12:12 PM, Jan 23, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Louisiana governor and potential presidential candidate Bobby Jindal said it was a "shame" that House Republican leaders had to put aside a bill banning abortions occuring after the 20th week of pregnancy. Speaking on Fox News Thursday night, the Republican said, "it shouldn't take a lot of political courage to stand up and say we are going to end late-term abortions in America."
4:08 PM, Jan 22, 2015 • By JERYL BIER
Late Thursday, the White House released via Twitter President Obama's annual statement commemorating the anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade.
7:21 AM, Jan 16, 2015 • By JERYL BIER
"Abortion stops a beating heart" has long been a poignant rallying cry for the pro-life movement. Abortion rights advocates often characterize the unborn as an impersonal "clump of cells" that a woman may choose to do with whatever she wants.
4:58 PM, Oct 7, 2014 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
North Carolina senator Kay Hagan's position on abortion is the target of a new $620,000 TV ad campaign that is being launched today by the Women Speak Out PAC:
10:30 AM, Sep 5, 2014 • By MARK STRICHERZ
For months, Senate candidate Cory Gardner has been attacked as an extremist on the issues of abortion and Obamacare's contraception mandate. His response has been to disavow his support for a 2010 personhood amendment in Colorado and to support over-the-counter access to birth control. But a few Colorado social conservatives believe that the Republican congressman is missing an opportunity to push back against the real extremism of his Democratic opponent, incumbent senator Mark Udall.
7:15 AM, Jul 8, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Lucy Flores is the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor in Nevada. And as Benjy Sarlin reports for MSNBC, she's known in part for taking an unconventional approach to abortion--she talks openly about her own decision to have an abortion at the age of 16.
Here's how she first brought up her abortion, according to Sarlin:
Hosted by Michael Graham.3:50 PM, Jun 26, 2014 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with frequent contributor Adam White on today's Supreme Court rulings.
Not exactly.8:01 AM, Jun 18, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Democratic senator Mark Udall of Colorado appears in a new TV ad targeting Republican congressman Cory Gardner for his opponent's "beyond troubling" record on birth control and abortion. "Because this really matters, it's important you hear this directly from me," says the Colorado Democrat at the beginning of the 30-second spot. "My opponent, Congressman Gardner, led a crusade that would make birth control illegal, sponsored a bill to make abortion a felony, even in cases of rape and incest."
The ad features images of women and a young girl. Watch it below:
The demise of the pro-life Democrat.Apr 28, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 31 • By MARIA SANTOS
Kristen Day has just sent an email thanking a Democratic state representative in Michigan for supporting a bill banning abortion funding in Obamacare. He’s grateful for her note—she’s only the second person to thank him. “It’s a really lonely road, to be a pro-life Democrat,” she remarks.
1:38 PM, Mar 31, 2014 • By ABBY W. SCHACHTER
Three crusading filmmakers intent on doing stories that no one else will touch have moved on from a truth-telling documentary about natural-gas extraction to a planned TV movie about the man they’ve dubbed “America’s worst serial killer.” By the looks of it, plenty of people want the movie to be made.