HRC: Religious Beliefs Must Be Changed For Abortion Rights

Leah Barkoukis
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Posted: Apr 26, 2015 12:00 PM
HRC: Religious Beliefs Must Be Changed For Abortion Rights

After a week where some much-needed sunlight was shone on Hillary’s foreign cash and tax scandals, she capped it off by actually being honest about something herself.

Speaking at the Women in the World summit, Hillary explained how she believes access to abortion will open up: by fundamentally transforming changing religious beliefs and cultural norms.

“Far too many women are denied access to reproductive health care and safe childbirth, and laws don’t count for much if they’re not enforced. Rights have to exist in practice — not just on paper,” she said.

“Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will,” she continued. “And deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed. As I have said and as I believe, the advancement of the full participation of women and girls in every aspect of their societies is the great unfinished business of the 21st century and not just for women but for everyone — and not just in far away countries but right here in the United States.”

As Matt Lewis aptly notes: “Regardless of how one feels about gay rights or the abortion debate, it is interesting that liberals are finally getting around to openly confessing something all of us sort of know — yet few will say out loud: Achieving a liberal social agenda will necessarily require first extirpating many “deep-seated” Christian values and tenets.”

Whether this becomes Hillary’s ‘clinging to gun and religion’ moment remains to be seen.