Hillary Clinton

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Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton (born October 26, 1947) is an American politician and former United States Secretary of State in the administration of President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2013; a former United States Senator representing New York from 2001 to 2009; and, as the wife of President Bill Clinton, was First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001. She was a leading candidate for the Democratic Party's nomination to the 2008 presidential election and has announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination in the 2016 presidential election.[1]

Pro-Abortion Position

In a statement to the New York Times in an article published on January 22, 2000, Clinton stated:[2]

"I want New Yorkers to know that I wouldn't only vote right, but I would be a strong voice, and I would attempt to organize as much as I could to be sure that we defended a woman's right to choose. I want New Yorkers to know that I am and always have been pro-choice, and that it is not a right that any of us should take for granted. There are a number of forces at work in our society that would try to turn back the clock and undermine a woman's right to choose, and we must remain vigilant."

In a statement at a hearing conducted by the U.S. House Of Representatives' Committee On Foreign Affairs on April 22, 2009, Clinton stated:[3]

"We happen to think that family planning is an important part of women’s health and reproductive health includes access to abortion that I believe should be safe, legal and rare."

In a speech to the Women Of The World Summit in New York, NY on April 23, 2015, Clinton stated:[4]

"Yes, we’ve come the maternal mortality rate in half, but far too many women are still denied critical access to reproductive healthcare and safe childbirth. All the laws we’ve passed don’t count for much if they’re not enforced. Rights have to exist in practice, not just on paper. Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will and deep-seeded cultural codes, religious beliefs, and structural biases have to be changed."

Rated "100% Pro-Choice" by NARAL

Clinton received a perfect score from NARAL Pro-Choice America every year she was in the U.S. Senate (2002 - 2008).[5][6][7][8][9][10][11]

Campaign Donations Received

  • On Aug. 1, 2008, Michelle Obama contributed $2,300 to Hillary Clinton's primary campaign for President. The donation was made after Clinton had retired from the race to her campaign which was $22 million in debt.[12]

References

  1. Wikipedia: Hillary Rodham Clinton (accessed on June 4, 2015)
  2. New York Times: Hillary Clinton Vows to Fight to Preserve Abortion Rights, Jan. 22, 2000 (accessed on July 1, 2015)
  3. Committee On Foreign Affairs, U.S. House Of Representatives, Hearing, 4/22/09
  4. Women in The World on YouTube: Hillary Clinton's keynote address at the 2015 Women in the World Summit (accessed on July 1, 2015)
  5. NARAL Pro-Choice America: Congressional Record on Choice 2002 (accessed on July 1, 2015)
  6. NARAL Pro-Choice America: Congressional Record on Choice 2003 (accessed on July 1, 2015)
  7. NARAL Pro-Choice America: Congressional Record on Choice 2004 (accessed on July 1, 2015)
  8. NARAL Pro-Choice America: Congressional Record on Choice 2005 (accessed on July 1, 2015)
  9. NARAL Pro-Choice America: Congressional Record on Choice 2006 (accessed on July 1, 2015)
  10. NARAL Pro-Choice America: Congressional Record on Choice 2007 (accessed on July 1, 2015)
  11. NARAL Pro-Choice America: Congressional Record on Choice 2008 (accessed on July 1, 2015)
  12. CNN: Obama donates to Clinton campaign, June 26, 2008 (accessed on Sep. 5, 2012)