Chelsea Clinton made a bizarre claim that it was "un-Christian" to advocate against the aborting of unborn children in a statement Thursday. (Image Source: YouTube screenshot)
Chelsea Clinton angered many when she made a bizarre statement Thursday about who she considers to be acting in a Christian way, and who isn’t.
“As a deeply religious person…”
Clinton was addressing liberal fears that the impending confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh meant that Roe vs. Wade, the landmark abortion decision, could be overturned. She made the comments while appearing on a SiriusXM radio channel.
“When I think about all of the statistics that are painful about what women are confronting today in our country and what even more women confronted pre-Roe and how many women died and how many more women were maimed because of unsafe abortion practices,” Clinton said, “we just can’t go back to that.”
That’s unconscionable to me,” she continued, “and also, and I’m sure that this will unleash another wave of hate in my direction, but as a deeply religious person, it’s also unchristian to me.”
Clinton continued on to say that the right to abort children was the only way women could participate fully in society.
“I’ve been compared to slaveowners and ****s in the last couple of months,” she continued. “Because I’ve had the temerity, as the Supreme Court did in 1992 in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, to point out that our ability to participate fully in our society, including economically, hinges on our ability to be able to make choices for our bodies and our families.”
Clinton’s bizarre claim flies in the face of the traditional understanding by most Christians that it is morally wrong to end an unborn child’s life.
Clinton also recently made the argument that it is economically beneficial to the U.S. to abort children.
“It is not a disconnected fact,” Clinton said in reference to abortion, “that American women entering the labor force from 1970 to 2009 added three and a half trillion dollars to our economy.”
She later objected to how her comments were framed before reiterating her original point about the economic benefits of aborting children.
The economic argument for abortion?
Here’s the video of Clinton’s statement about abortion being Christian: