• Hillary: ‘Religious Beliefs Against Abortion Must Change’

    Hillary Clinton made her pro-abortion agenda clear in her first big speech as a presidential candidate.

    The former Secretary of State told the Women in the World Summit on Thursday that “religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed” in order to expand access to abortion.

    “Far too many women are denied access to reproductive health care and safe childbirth and laws don’t count for much if they’re not enforced, rights have to exist in practice — not just on paper,” Clinton said. “Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will.”

    Clinton then insinuated that a woman’s right to an reproductive healthcare—abortion and birth control—trumps religious freedom

    “Deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed. As I have said and as I believe, the advancement of the full participation of women and girls in every aspect of their societies is the great unfinished business of the 21st century and not just for women but for everyone — and not just in faraway countries but right here in the United States.”

    She condemned the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision protecting pro-life businesses from being forced to pay for abortion-causing drugs for their employees during the speech and Clinton also touted the new pro-abortion Attorney General the Senate confirmed on Friday.

    “Finally, finally, Loretta Lynch will be able to assume the position she has trained her lifetime for,” Clinton said.

    Clinton has long used the phrase “reproductive health care” as code words for abortion, like almost every pro-abortion organization and politician who supports legalized abortion does. She was specifically asked during a 2009 congressional hearing if reproductive rights meant abortion. “Reproductive health includes access to abortion,” Clinton replied.

    Her comments come as congressional Republicans are expected to revive an effort to pass a bill banning abortions after the 20th week of a pregnancy.

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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