On “The News & Why It Matters,” BlazeTV hosts Sara Gonzales, Chad Prather, and Alex Stein, along with BlazeTV contributor John Doyle, discussed Hillary Clinton’s recent interview with PBS’ Christiane Amanpour, in which the twice-failed presidential candidate compared pro-lifers to war criminals and rapists in Iran, Afghanista,n or Ukraine.
Asked for her thoughts on “what’s happening to women around the world,” Clinton said she believes women have “have come a long way” but that progress is “under attack” both literally and politically.
“There is a lot of pushback, and much of the progress that has been, I think, taken for granted by too many people is under attack. Literally under attack in places like Iran or Afghanistan or Ukraine — where rape is a tactic of war — or under attacks by political and cultural forces in a country like our own when it comes to women’s health care and bodily autonomy,” Clinton asserted.
“Arkansas itself, I believe, rapidly moved to make a woman’s right to choose illegal in your state, or your former home state,” Amanpour responded. “Talk to me about the confluence of both these events, this pushback on American women’s rights at the same time as you’re trying to figure a way forward.”
“You’re absolutely right,” Clinton responded. “[When] women have a chance to vote on these draconian abortion restrictions, they do not accept them. They overturn them. They certainly want to limit the reach of the government into the most intimate, private parts of our life.”
She went on to add, “So, we’ll see what happens in states like Arkansas and so many others when we face real-world problems, as we have seen already, where women with miscarriages go in for medical care and are turned away. When maybe, God forbid, a woman dies because that health care is denied her.”
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