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Pro-life Sen. Rubio lays out pro-abortion Clinton’s long history of abortion advocacy, chapter and verse

by | Aug 11, 2015

By Dave Andrusko

Pro-life Sen. Marco Rubio and pro-abortion Hillary Clinton

Pro-life Sen. Marco Rubio and pro-abortion Hillary Clinton

After the first Republican presidential debate last week, we wrote, “Whoever is your favorite pro-life Republican running to be the party’s presidential nominee, you had to be very, very pleased with what you heard last night.”

Many things follow from that, including the certainty that pro-abortion Hillary Clinton would pick a fight over “women’s health,” her all-purpose euphemism for abortion.

The only question was who would be the immediate target. Having begun with a shot at businessman Donald Trump yesterday, Clinton pivoted and aimed her guns at pro-life Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fl.)

Rubio had already dealt with other attacks, including (oddly enough) that he wasn’t pro-life enough. He explained that he was willing to vote for laws that contained certain exceptions if a law would result in fewer abortions.

But he also explained on last Sunday’s NBC’s Meet the Press that “I personally and deeply believe that all human life is worthy of the protection of our laws. I do. And I believe that irrespective of the conditions by which that life was conceived or anything else.”

Two days before, appearing on CNN, Sen. Rubio had said, “I personally believe you do not correct one tragedy with a second tragedy.”

Appearing in New Hampshire yesterday Clinton spun from a question about Trump to go after Sen. Rubio. “When one of their major candidates — a much younger man, the senator from Florida — says there should be no exceptions for rape and incest, that is as offensive and as troubling a comment as you can hear from a major candidate running for the presidency,” she said, according to The Tampa Bay Times.

Sen. Rubio was unfazed. “Hillary Clinton holds radical views on abortion that we look forward to exposing in the months to come,” he said in a statement. He then provided a succinct overview of Mrs. Clinton’s long but underpublicized history of passionate support for abortion on demand:

Hillary Clinton supports abortion even at the stage when an unborn child can feel pain; she has defended partial birth abortions as a ‘fundamental right;’ she opposes requiring parents to be notified that their minor daughter is having an abortion; she supports funding Planned Parenthood even after they have been exposed for their role in selling the organs of unborn children; and she supports using taxpayer money to pay for abortions overseas.

Having laid down the gauntlet, Clinton then played the “I just do what I’m told card” when reporters asked about the calls of her pro-abortion rivals Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, for more than the six debates the Democratic Party will host.

“I’m not going to get into scheduling,” said Clinton. “I’m just going to show up when I’m told to show up. I’ll be there and looking forward to it.”

And, as is usually the case, she took questions for only about 10 minutes from reporters chosen by spokesman, Nick Merrill.

“Nick is the man, I’m sorry,” she said. “He’s the man. I’ve got to let Nick do what he does here. That’s his job. OK, guys.”

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