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.