weekend question.jpgYesterday the Daily Beast reported:

For weeks, pro-choicers have been despairing over the way abortion rights are being sold out in health care reform. But the speech Hillary Clinton gave on Friday at the State Department, to an audience full of international women’s health advocates, was a reminder of the fact that if this administration hasn’t done much for choice at home, it’s done quite a bit for reproductive rights abroad….

Over the last few decades, American elections have had an even more profound effect on reproductive rights outside the United States than inside it.
Unconstrained by Roe v. Wade and a deadlocked Congress, presidential administrations can make radical foreign policy changes affecting access to contraception and safe abortion in poor countries.

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In fact, perhaps nowhere else is the difference between recent Democratic and Republican administrations quite so stark.
Yesterday, after years in which the US spread its anti-abortion ideology worldwide, Clinton declared that the US will once again become a leader in promoting reproductive rights globally. “There’s a direct connection between a woman’s ability to plan her family, space her pregnancies and give birth safely, and her ability to get an education, work outside the home, support her family and participate fully in the life of her community,” she said….

Do you agree with Clinton’s statement (underlined)?
BTW, Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards was one of the “international women’s health advocates” who attended Clinton’s speech, as she tweeted…
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