During a campaign appearance in Cleveland, Ohio, Hillary Clinton ran down a list of positions by Republican presidential candidates on abortion, saying their approach to women was comparable to that of terrorists.
I take it a little personally when they go after women. When they go after women’s health, women’s rights. … Programs and services to help women take care of themselves are being cut down.”
“Marco Rubio brags about wanting to deny victims of rape and incest access to health care, to an abortion,” said Clinton. “Jeb Bush says Planned Parenthood should not get a penny. Your governor right here in Ohio banned state funding for some rape crisis centers because they sometimes refer women to other health facilities that do provide abortions.
I would like these Republican candidates to look the mom in the eye who caught her breast cancer early because she was able to get a screening for cancer. Or the teenager who didn’t get pregnant because she had access to contraception. Or anyone who’s ever been protected by an HIV test,” the former secretary of state said.
Now, extreme views about women? We expect that from some of the terrorist groups. We expect that from people who don’t want to live in the modern world, but it’s a little hard to take coming from Republicans who want to be the president of the United States. Yet they espouse out-of-date and out-of-touch policies. They are dead wrong for 21st century America. We’re going forward. We’re not going back.