Clinton Calls Abortion a ‘Fundamental Human Right’

Sep 13, 2017

Hillary Clinton made it clear that abortion is a “fundamental human right.” The declaration came after Clinton was asked if she felt “that abortion litmus test are necessary for the Democratic Party in red states.” The issue surfaced after Senator Bernie Sanders came out in support “for a mayoral candidate in Omaha, Nebraska, Heath Mello, who identified as pro-life.” DNC chair Tom Perez disagreed with the endorsement. While Clinton did not commit to a ‘litmus test,” she came close. "I have to say that I am proud to be a Democrat, and I'm proud of all the progress that's happened in my own lifetime. And I will continue to advocate for the policies of the Democratic Party," Clinton said. "But I don't think it's either/or. You need a very strong economic message, which I think I had, but it was hard to get through. And you need to stand up for human rights, social justice, and civil rights. And a woman's right to control her body and her health care decisions is a fundamental human right." Clinton applauded her former running mate Senator Tim Kaine who willingly abandoned his personal pro-life convictions to gain the favor of the Democratic establishment.