Bill Clinton Gets Riled Up About Abortion

By Rachel Walden — February 20, 2008

At a campaign event in Steubenville, OH on Sunday, Bill Clinton was campaigning for Senator Clinton and was heckled by anti-choice students from the religious Franciscan University of Steubenville. Clinton responded thusly:

“We disagree with you. You want to criminalize women and their doctors and we disagree. I reduced abortion. Tell the truth! Tell the truth! If you were really pro-life, if you were really pro-life, you would want to put every doctor and every mother, as an accessory to murder, in prison, and you won’t say you wanna do that, because you know that you wouldn’t have a lick of political support. Now, the issue is, you can’t name me anybody presently in politics that did more to introduce policies that reduce the number of real abortions, instead of the hot air putting out to tear people up and make votes by dividing America. This is not your rally. I heard you.”

The video is available via YouTube.

OnTheIssues has summary information on the candidates’ positions on the topic: see pages on Clinton, Huckabee, McCain, and Obama.

6 responses to “Bill Clinton Gets Riled Up About Abortion”

  1. Rachel: What? Er… no, nobody EVER ought to have that kind of ability as a governing official–even if he or she is an absolute saint and perfect ruler, which Bill Clinton ain’t. A setup allowing a president to choose how long s/he stays would just be begging for all KINDS of nastiness, and it frankly scares me any time I hear favorable talk, even in jest, for such a toxic idea.

  2. Midgetqueen, hey, I just approve the comments, I don’t have to agree with them. 🙂 Which is to say, yes, unlimited presidential power gives me the willies as well.

  3. It was said in jest, but after eight years of Bushisms, Bill would be a welcome relief. Although, if the people voted for him again after time off, I think he should be able to be the president. Only if the people vote for him.

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