• FRINGE: Hillary Clinton Slams Ban on Late-Term Abortion

    The Hillary Clinton campaign slammed House Republicans after they passed a bill banning late term abortions on Wednesday.

    “Politicians should not interfere with personal medical decisions, which should be left to a woman, her family and her faith, in consultation with her doctor or health care provider,” Clinton’s senior policy adviser Maya Harris said in a statement on her behalf.

    The vote to pass the bill, the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, broke down on mostly partisan lines with Republicans supporting the ban on abortions after 20 weeks and Democrats opposing it.

    The bill conflicts with Roe v. Wade the Supreme Court decision that protects the right to an abortion, Harris said.

    “This bill is a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade, which has protected a woman’s constitutional right to privacy for over forty years,” she said. “The bill puts women’s health and rights at risk, undermines the role doctors play in health care decisions, burdens survivors of sexual assault, and is not based on sound science.”

    The campaign said the ban of late term abortions is “dangerous” because it provokes states efforts to restrict abortions.

    “It also follows a dangerous trend we are witnessing across the country. In just the first three months of 2015, more than 300 bills have been introduced in state legislatures — on top of the nearly 30 measures introduced in Congress — that restrict access to abortion,” Harris said.

    Court precedent has generally protected abortions up to the point of viability, at 24 weeks, but a recent study from the New England Journal of Medicine, which found that premature babies can survive at 22 weeks. Abortion rights advocates have disputed the findings and criticized the validity of the study.

    Clinton herself, who has a long history of pushing abortion, sent out a tweet opposing the late-term abortion ban and supporting Roe v. Wade, which allowed for virtually unlimited abortions up to the day of birth in the United States.

    Clinton has said she admires Margaret Sanger, the eugenics advocate and founder of the Planned Parenthood and even compares Sanger to Thomas Jefferson.

    Should the Senate approve the bill, President Barack Obama has issued a veto threat.

    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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