The Patriot Post® · Safe, Legal and ... Fully Paid For

By Nate Jackson ·

Once upon a time, Democrats, led by Bill Clinton and Co., advocated for abortion to be “safe, legal and rare.” The “and rare” qualification was a ploy to imply they weren’t in favor of abortion but rather merely the health and choice of the mother. Not that pro-lifers bought that lie… But Hillary Clinton and modern Democrats are done with the mask. “I believe we need to protect access to safe and legal abortion, not just in principle, but in practice,” Hillary said, conspicuously leaving out “and rare.” She continued in a diatribe about what are known as “positive rights” — “rights” that require something of someone else. “Any right that requires you to take measures to access it, is no right at all,” she declared. “Not when patients and providers have to endure harassment and intimidation just to walk into a health center; not when making an appointment means taking time off from work, finding child care, and driving half-way across your state; not when providers are required by state law to recite misleading information to women in order to shame and scare them; and not as long as we have laws on the books like the Hyde Amendment, making it harder for low-income women to exercise their full rights.”

Ah, there it is. The real problem according to Clinton is that there’s a law on the books prohibiting federal funds for abortions. The unfortunate truth is this is merely an accounting gimmick, as $500 million in taxpayer money given annually to Planned Parenthood, whether it directly pays for abortions or not, enables the nation’s largest abortion mill to continue its grisly trade. Nevertheless, the law is there to prevent people who object to abortion, particularly on religious grounds, from having to fund it directly. But Clinton and her ilk don’t think that’s good enough. Not only must women have the “right” to abortion, they must have access, even if they’re poor and can’t afford it, “to exercise their full rights.” That means you pay for it. What next? Will all doctors be forced to perform abortions? These leftists are in no way, shape or form “pro-choice.” They are quite simply pro-abortion.